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Kevan Miller has announced his retirement

Not too surprising, but sad nonetheless.

Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins - Game Three Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

After some very difficult years of injury-plagued hockey, Kevan Miller announced via his Instagram account this morning that he will be retiring from the game of hockey.

(You can scroll to the season image to see the full text of his statement.)

Judging by his retirement statement, this was not an easy decision and he really appreciated his time in Boston, as he concluded his statement by saying “Forever a Bruin.”

Miller has spent the majority of his hockey career in New England, first in college at the University of Vermont and then with the Bruins.

Miller struggled with serious knee injuries in recent years and was also knocked out of this year’s playoffs after a receiving a high hit from Dmitri Orlov.

The rugged 33-year-old tallied 71 points and 281 penalty minutes in 352 regular season games from 2013-2021.

He became a fan favorite in certain circles for his willingness to throw big hits and drop the gloves, even if he didn't play the flashiest or fanciest brand of hockey.

Hopefully he's able to fully heal in retirement.

Thanks for the memories Kevan, and good luck in the future.