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Ryan Miller, who has won more games than any United States-born goalie in NHL history, is among five people elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022, USA Hockey announced Thursday.
Miller went 391-289-87 with one tie, a 2.64 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and 44 shutouts in 796 games (772 starts) in 18 NHL seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks. He was 28-27 with a 2.52 GAA, .913 save percentage and three shutouts in 57 Stanley Cup Playoff games (55 starts).
“This is a very special and happy moment,” Miller said. “I’m proud every time I get to wear this jersey with red, white and blue, but I remember as a kid watching the games at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, if you can go back that far. Just being inspired by the American players and just really identifying that I’m an American and my goal is to play hockey and excel and be the best I can.
“There’s always that feeling that USA Hockey was there and it was a presence and I’m glad I could have my time with the national team and I cherish those moments, and also my time in the NHL. Playing hockey in different ways just brought that joy I felt as a kid.”
Steve Cash, a three-time Paralympic gold medal winner; twin sisters and U.S. Women’s National Team gold medal winners Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando; and the late Jim Johannson, a former USA Hockey Olympian and longtime executive, will also be honored at the Hall’s 50th induction dinner and ceremony on Nov. 30 at RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Lester Patrick Trophy, awarded annually for outstanding service to hockey in the U.S., will be presented on that date as well.
“These five individuals have had a tremendously positive impact on hockey in America,” USA Hockey president Mike Trimboli said. “They have all made countless contributions to the game throughout their impressive careers and their impact will be felt for years to come. We look forward to honoring them as the 50th class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in November.”
Here’s a look at the Class of 2022:
Born in East Lansing, Michigan, the 42-year-old is 14th on the NHL wins list, one ahead of Dominik Hasek. Miller has 17 more wins than John Vanbiesbrouck, who is second among U.S.-born goalies (374). Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings leads active U.S.-born goalies and is fourth on the all-time list with 359 wins, 10 fewer than Tom Barrasso.
Selected by the Sabres in the fifth round (No. 138) of the 1999 NHL Draft, Miller was 284-186-56 with one tie in 11 seasons with Buffalo. He is the Sabres’ all-time leader in wins and is second in shutouts with 28, behind Hasek (55). Miller won the Vezina Trophy voted as the top goalie in the NHL in 2009-10, when he was 41-18-8 with a 2.22 GAA, .929 save percentage and five shutouts in 69 games (68 starts).
He was traded to the Blues on Feb. 28, 2014, and was 10-8-1 with a 2.47 GAA, .903 save percentage and one shutout in 19 games. Miller then played three seasons for the Canucks; he was 64-68-16 with a 2.69 GAA, .914 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 150 games from 2014-17. He signed with the Ducks as a free agent July 1, 2017.
Miller was awarded a silver medal with the U.S. during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He was named MVP of the tournament, winning five of six games with a 1.35 GAA, .946 save percentage and one shutout.
He announced his retirement from hockey April 29, 2021. The Sabres will retire Miller’s No. 30 on Jan. 19, 2023.
Cash, a five-time world champion nicknamed ‘Money’ by teammates, went 103-16-7-33 (W-OTW-OTL-L) with a 1.22 GAA and .898 save percentage in 150 games as a member of the U.S. Sled Hockey Team for 16 seasons. He won four medals and allowed three goals in 15 international games.
He gained a spot on the U.S. roster for the 2006 Paralympic Games as a 16-year-old with the National Sled Hockey Team in the 2005-06 season and helped the U.S. finish third in Torino, Italy.
The Overland, Missouri, native helped the U.S. win three straight Paralympic gold medals. At the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, he set a Paralympic record with five shutouts and did not allow a goal in Vancouver. Cash was awarded Best Male Athlete with a Disability at the 2010 ESPY Awards.
Cash had his right leg amputated when he was 3 years old due to osteosarcoma (bone cancer). He was named the 2009 Paralympic SportsMan of the Year by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
“One of my fondest memories is being able to drop the puck at a St. Louis Blues game and actually getting a fist-bump from Ryan (Miller) beforehand,” Cash said. “I think just that mutual respect … being able to watch him compete for so many seasons and represent the United States is something that will be near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life.”
Lamoureux-Davidson helped the United States Women’s National Team to its first Olympic gold medal in 20 years when she scored a highlight-reel goal in a shootout to give her country a 3-2 win against Canada in the championship game of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
The forward led the U.S. with four goals and earned a spot on the media all-star team in 2018. She was awarded a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Olympics and had six goals and 10 assists in 15 career Olympic games.
Lamoureux-Davidson also competed in seven IIHF Women’s World Championship events and helped the U.S. to six gold-medal victories (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) and one silver (2012). She had 42 points (19 goals, 23 assists) in 34 World Championship games.
Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she played collegiately at the University of Minnesota (2008-09) and University of North Dakota (2010-13). She had 285 points (125 goals) in four college seasons.
She played 14 seasons with the U.S. Women’s National Team and two seasons (2015-17) with the Minnesota Whitecaps.
“When I reflect back and think about being inspired, it was the 1998 Nagano Olympic Women’s National Team,” Lamoureux-Davidson said. “Monique and I watched them win a gold medal when we were in first grade, and that really sparked our Olympic dreams and our Team USA aspirations. We were fortunate to wear the red, white and blue for many years. Everyone mentions the shootout goal [I scored], which is probably the defining moment for most people, for my career.”
Lamoureux-Morando, who played forward and defense, scored the tying goal late in the third period before twin Lamoureux-Davidson won it in the shootout to give the U.S. the gold-medal win against Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
She helped the U.S. finish second at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Olympics and had nine goals and seven assists in 15 career Olympic games.
Lamoureux-Morando also competed in seven IIHF Women’s World Championship events and helped the U.S. to six gold-medal victories (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) and one silver (2012). She had 50 points (19 goals, 31 assists) in 33 World Championship games.
She earned a spot on the Women’s World Championship media all-star team as a forward in 2012 and as a defenseman in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she played collegiately at the University of Minnesota (2008-09) and University of North Dakota (2010-13). She had 265 points (113 goals) in four college seasons and is the only player NCAA history to earn All-America honors at two different positions in a career, including twice as a defenseman and once as a forward.
She played 14 seasons with the U.S. Women’s National Team, two with the Minnesota Whitecaps (2015-17) and one with the Boston Blades (2014-15).
“I liked playing defense more,” Lamoureux-Morando said. “It was something that came a little bit more natural to me and I liked the fact that you’re behind the play, so you can kind of have the vantage point of just seeing everything that’s developing and happening. Obviously, I liked playing forward with Jocelyne, so I couldn’t complain about that.”
Johannson, who died of heart disease at 53 on Jan. 21, 2018, will be honored posthumously during the ceremony by his widow, Abby Johannson.
Among the most significant accomplishments during Johannson’s tenure with USA Hockey were being awarded 64 medals (34 gold, 19 silver, 11 bronze) in major international competition, as well as helping launch and implement the highly acclaimed American Development Model and securing USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, as a home for all U.S. teams.
Johannson was assistant executive director of hockey operations with USA Hockey at the time of his death.
He was a stalwart with USA Hockey after joining the organization in 2000 as manager of international activities and U.S. Olympic Committee relations. As a USA Hockey executive, Johannson was part of the management team for every Olympics since 2002, when the U.S. finished second in Salt Lake City. He also was part of the 2010 team in Vancouver that finished second.
Johannson was general manager of the U.S. National Junior Team for nine IIHF World Junior Championship tournaments and served on the staff of 16 World Junior teams. The U.S. won three WJC gold medals under Johannson’s leadership (2010, 2013, 2017). It also finished third at the WJC in 2011, 2016 and 2018. Johannson was a member of the management team in 2004 when the U.S. won gold for the first time.
At the World Championship level, Johansson served on the staff of 18 straight teams, beginning in 1999. He was team leader (1999-2004), assistant GM (2005-06), senior director of hockey operations (2007) and assistant executive director of hockey operations (2008-17).
Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Johannson was selected in the seventh round (No. 130) of the 1982 NHL Draft by the Hartford Whalers. He played center for four seasons at the University of Wisconsin, where he won an NCAA championship in 1983, and then played in the International Hockey League with Salt Lake City, Indianapolis and Milwaukee from 1987-94. He also played for the U.S. at the Olympics in 1988 and 1992.
Johannson was honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Nashville in 2018.
“I’m so proud of ‘JJ’ and know he would be so honored by his induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame,” Ms. Johannson said. “I’m also incredibly proud of the impact he had as an athlete and as a teammate and an administrator, but not so much for what he did on and off the ice as an administrator, but for his kindness and his generosity towards others.
“JJ was most excited about the players. He really loved his ability putting together teams; it wasn’t necessarily one moment or one thing. I know how much the players meant to him and how much building those relationships meant as well. I think he went down a coaching path a little bit, but told me he went into management because he liked to have those types of relationships with people rather than a coaching relationship.” is the official web site of the National Hockey League. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup, Center Ice name and logo, NHL Conference logos, NHL Winter Classic name, and The Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice are registered trademarks and the Stanley Cup Playoffs logo, Stanley Cup Final logo, Stanley Cup Qualifiers name and logo, NHL.TV, Vintage Hockey word mark and logo, The Game Lives Where You Do, NHL Winter Classic logo, NHL Heritage Classic name and logo, NHL Stadium Series name and logo, NHL All-Star logo, NHL Face-Off name and logo, NHL Premium, NHL After Dark, NHL GameCenter, NHL GameCenter LIVE, NHL Network name and logo, NHL Tonight name and logo, On The Fly, NHL Network Showdown name and logo, NHL Awards name and logo, NHL Draft name and logo, NHL Mascots, Hockey Fights Cancer, Because It’s The Cup, NHL Green name and logo, NHL Vault, Hockey Is For Everyone, NHL Thanksgiving Showdown name and logo, NHL Centennial Classic name and logo, NHL Centennial Season logo, NHL100 Classic name and logo, NHL Global Series name and logo, NHL China Games name and logo, NHL Power Players name and logo, NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe name and logo, NHL Street name and logo, and Don’t Miss A Moment are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2022. All Rights Reserved. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players’ names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA. The Zamboni word mark and configuration of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc.© Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc. 2022. All Rights Reserved. Any other third party trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.


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