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The Daily: J.T. Miller Contract With Canucks Puts an End to Rumors



JT Miller, Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks inked forward J.T. Miller to a seven-year, $56 million deal and it poured an ocean’s worth of cold water on any remaining trade rumors. Miller was one of many names constantly in the trade rumor spin cycle, but the new deal keeps the scoring forward north of the border through the end of the decade.

The signing comes on the heels of Vancouver Hockey Now’s Rob Simpson arguing that the Canucks needed to make a decision already. Simpson felt that the Canucks are a clear playoff team with a healthy Miller, who last season scored 32 goals and was a point shy of 100. It was a career year in both categories for the 29-year-old Ohio native, and now seems an interesting possibility that the term and amount could be a win for both sides.

It’s also another signing that could impact the market for Detroit, as Tyler Bertuzzi is an offseason away from hitting the free market. With Miller potting 32, and Bertuzzi putting in 30 of his own, the 27-year-old could stand to benefit from another favorable contract.

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