Sharks hire Miller, Vanek as scouts

Sharks hire Miller, Vanek as scouts

The San Jose Sharks added significant NHL experience to their scouting department Friday.

San Jose hired Ryan Miller in a goaltending scouting and development role, as well as Thomas Vanek in an amateur scouting position based in Minnesota, the team announced.

Sharks general manager Mike Grier played alongside Miller and Vanek with the Buffalo Sabres over two stints from 2004-06 and 2009-11. Neither Miller nor Vanek played for San Jose.

Miller, 43, played 796 games over 18 seasons with the Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, and Anaheim Ducks. He won the Vezina Trophy in 2010 and was named the Most Valuable Player at the Olympics the same year for his performance with the United States.

Vanek, 39, accrued 373 goals and 789 points in 1029 contests. After nine seasons with the Sabres, he bounced around the league to finish his career. He suited up for the New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Canucks, and Columbus Blue Jackets before retiring in 2020.

The Austrian played collegiately at the University of Minnesota and returned to the state in 2021 to coach his son Blake.

The Sharks also added Jaren Burke from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Igor Eronko from the KHL’s Avangard Omsk to their scouting staff.

Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Full Story »


Leave a Comment

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

More in News

Sharks get bad news on major summer trade acquisition

He is still listed as day-to-day, and it’s unclear whether ...

Blue Jackets star defenseman suffers injury after collision

He logged 13:43 of ice time over 16 shifts before ...

Wild’s Evason irked by Goligoski’s ‘really stupid’ unsportsmanlike penalty

Wild head coach Dean Evason singled out Alex Goligoski after ...

NHL 2023-24 Stanley Cup playoff chances and projected standings

Our NHL projections and probabilities page highlights each team’s projected ...

Canes 2-0 after winning in ninth round of shootout

It took nine rounds of a shootout, but the Carolina ...

Trending on Ice Hockey Chronicle

Sabres sign Dahlin to 8-year, $88M extension

The Buffalo Sabres signed star defenseman Rasmus Dahlin to an ...

Rangers hire U.S. star Angela Ruggiero as adviser

Hall of Famer Angela Ruggiero, who won four Olympic medals ...

Maple Leafs extend coach Sheldon Keefe on multiyear deal: Does he have long-term job security?

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed coach Sheldon Keefe to a ...

Coyotes sign head coach Tourigny to 3-year extension

The Arizona Coyotes continue to bet on head coach Andre ...

Is William Nylander next on chopping block after Karlsson blockbuster?

If the Toronto Maple Leafs want to get out of ...