Drew Miller signs a three-year extension to stay with Wings

DETROIT — Drew Miller got his wish.

According to a source, the Wings have inked their penalty-kill specialist to a three-year deal worth $4.05 million to stay in Detroit.

“I would like to stay,” Miller said after the season. “I’ve got to talk to Babs and to Kenny Holland, figure out what their approach is to coming back. I don’t have much more to say other than I’d like to come back. But being in a position to have options is something that could possibly be looked at but my first choice would be to stay and come back.”

The deal with worth $1.35 million a season.

Miller, 29, got a nice little raise from the $850,000 her made last season.

“I’m a huge fan of Millsie,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “Millsie’s an important part of this team. When he was out, we missed him.”

Miller, who could have opted for free agency that begins on July 5, broke his hand prior to the end of the regular season before returning for Game 2 of the Wings’ second round series with the Chicago Blackhawks.

He scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 against the Blackhawks, who eventually won the series in seven games.

Miller was claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 11, 2009.


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