It’s been a tough year for the Buffalo Sabres, but they have found a way to turn things around, and they’re taking the good news into their new stadium.
The Sabres announced Thursday that Ryan Miller will be joining the team as an executive and consultant for its new home.
Miller will serve as a consultant on arena and venue design, a senior vice president at Renovo Endodontic, and will be in charge of marketing, media and social media.
“We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved and the impact that Ryan has made on our brand, our community, our organization and our fans,” Sabres President Tim Murray said in a statement.
“Ryan’s vision and his passion for our franchise is second to none, and he’ll be a tremendous asset to our team and the organization moving forward.”
Miller, who retired from the NHL in March, was a key architect of the Buffalo Bills’ success during the 2016-17 season, including winning the AFC West title and earning a franchise-record nine playoff wins.
Miller also played with the Washington Capitals and Minnesota Wild, and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2017.
“This is a historic day for our team,” Sabres CEO Tim Murray wrote in a release.
“As a Buffalo Sabres fan, it is the culmination of what I’ve always wanted to accomplish.
“I can’t wait to get started.””
I can’t wait to get started.”