BUFFALO – The Sabres acquired defenseman Colin Miller from the Vegas Golden Knights tonight for a second-round pick in 2021 and a fifth-round selection in 2022.
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Miller, 26, compiled three goals and 26 points in 65 games last season. Miller has three years left on a contract that pays him $3.875 million annually.
Miller gives the Sabres five right-handed shots on the blue line, a high number. Another move could be coming.
Vegas has been shedding salaries to get under the salary cap.
Miller, a fifth-round pick by the Los Angeles Kings in 2012, has scored 22 goals and 99 points in 250 career NHL outings. He spent two seasons with the Boston Bruins before Vegas claimed him in the expansion draft in 2017.
Like a lot of other Golden Knights, Miller enjoyed a career season in 2017-18, compiling 10 goals and 41 points in 82 contests. He scored three goals and seven points during their run to the Stanley Cup final.
Stay tuned for more details.