J.T. Miller extends his contract with the Vancouver Canucks for seven years
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J.T. Miller extended his contract with the Vancouver Canucks for 7 years. The contract will be worth 56 million dollars. J.T Miller showed last year how important an element of his team is. The team's management is delighted after his contract extension, and one of those who is especially happy is Vancouver general manager Patrik Allvin.
"J.T. Miller is an impact player in this League and we are thrilled to have him re-signed with the Canucks long term," said Vancouver general manager Patrik Allvin for NHL.com "His production last season speaks for itself and his competitive drive provides a standard that our players can look up to.
He will continue to be a key piece of this team for years to come."
Bruce Boudreau on J.T Miller
Before the contract was extended, Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau was optimistic and hoped for this outcome. However, if Miller had decided to leave, Boudreau would have adapted to the situation and prepared for the new season without him.
"He's a Canuck and the other stuff I can't do anything about," Boudreau told SiriusXM NHL Network Radio in August. "So I put him in [my plans] and don't worry about it. If something were to happen, then I just would adjust to that situation, but I think of J.T.
as our No. 1 center and a great hockey player and I'm just glad he's a Canuck." Miller's winning mentality will be important for Vancouver. The desire and motivation he has is really something special. "He just comes to play and he cares about winning," Boudreau said. "I remember as soon as I got to Vancouver, he told me all he cares about is winning and those guys are hard to find. ... He pretty well was part of every situation that we had. To us he did an awful lot."