Las Vegas–Earlier today, the Vegas Golden Knights organization ahead of their two game road trip against the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks we had the chance to talk to defenseman Colin Miller.
This season as a member of the Golden Knights corp of blueliners, Miller has produced 5 goals, 16 assists for 21 points. His 16 assists so far with Vegas is a career high for him which he bested his previous record back in the 2015-16 campaign patrolling the blueline for the Boston Bruins organization.
He’s also a +2 with the Golden Knights along with being the teams top point producer at 21 among all Golden Knights defenseman this season, Nate Schmidt (17 points) and Shea Theodore (13 points) along with Deryk Engelland (13 points) wrap up the top three.
The Golden Knights record on the road this season is 10-7-1 which is a major improvement since the return on both Malcolm Subban and Marc-André Fleury.
“I think it’s every area you know, we’ve been able to string some good things together which has been really nice but it’s not easy I mean going in other rinks, we’ve had a lot of these teams at home now and we’ve done well against them but going into their rink is definitely a different story.” Miller said ahead of the Golden Knights their two game road trip.
Vegas defeated the Blues and Hawks earlier in the campaign at T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights beat St. Louis 3-2 in overtime by a William Karlsson tally on October 21 and then followed that up by marching past Chicago 4-2 with Oscar Dansk manning the net with his 29 save performance.
For the St. Louis Blues this season, their record at home at Scottrade Center against the opposition is a very good 14-8-0, while the Blackhawks which they face on Friday to complete the road swing are much lower than that at United Center at 10-5-2.
With the St. Louis contest being the first game of the back-2-back on this road trip, the Golden Knights can expect some tough competition against the 2nd place in the Central Division Blues.
“Well their a strong team in every area, 4 good lines, and 6 good defenseman, and good goalie so I mean we got to be sharp in every area, it’s just about getting our feet going early and getting this road trip off to a good start with the back-2-back.” Says Miller on facing the Blues tomorrow.
For the struggling Chicago Blackhawks who are currently dead last in the Central Division are no push over when they are playing at home in front 22,000+ plus at United Center so the Golden Knights defenseman Miller knows what the original six franchise has to offer.
“Skilled team, I think they’re having you know a little tougher time this year than they’ve normally have but you can never take them lightly, I mean obviously with their history in how good they been over the last many years it’s always a tough test in that rink is not easily to play by any means.” Miller replied on the Blackhawks
Miller On Shea Theodore
Last night in their 3-0 win over Nashville, defenseman Shea Theodore scored his 4th goal of the season in the 2nd period against the Predators.
For Miller he was very complimentary in what Theodore has provided since his call up from the Chicago Wolves organization back on October 30.
“He’s been great, I mean I think all the defenseman we’ve doing it as a committee as a team, everybody’s stepping up whether it’s a different guy every night scoring goals stuff like that but Shea’s been great, he’s obviously coming into his own here and it’s nice to see.” Miller mentioned on Theodore.
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