SHERWOOD PARK, AB – Erik Miller has joined the Sherwood Park Crusaders after being re-assigned by the Kamloops Blazers. Miller, a Sherwood Park native, was apart of the Blazers organization since 2014 when they selected him in the 3rd round (55th overall) in the 2014 Bantam draft.
In 103 games, the 6 foot 170 lbs centreman registered 14 points, six goals and eight assists, and 56 PIMs. He also played in two WHL playoffs games in the 2016-17 season but didn’t score a point.
“(Erik) is an 18-year old player that’ll add a lot of depth to our lineup immediately,” said Crusaders GM Kyle Chase. “He can play all three forward positions, but he’s a centreman by trade; we’re excited to have him. He’s going to be a big piece going forward for us and he’ll be a really good player in Sherwood Park.”
Prior to his time with the Kamloops Blazers, Miller played his entire minor hockey career in Sherwood Park and has been teammates a trio of Crusaders players: Graham Blanchette (Minor Midget, Bantam AAA), Ashton Casault (Minor Midget), and Brandon Wallis (Minor Midget).
“Erik's a hardworking character guy who will always do whatever it takes to help the team win,” said his old – now new – teammate Graham Blanchette. “He's also a great guy to have off the ice because he's a good leader and gets along with his teammates really well.
The Crusaders will next be in action on Wednesday when they host the Lloydminster Bobcats (4-9-0) at the Sherwood Park Arena.