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Anaheim Ducks re-sign goalie Ryan Miller for another season

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 17: Ryan Miller #30 of the Anaheim Ducks looks up during a break in the second period against the Washington Capitals at Honda Center on February 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Veteran goalie Ryan Miller has re-signed for another season with the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim also gave one-year contract extensions to defenseman Korbinian Holzer and forward Derek Grant on Thursday.

Miller is the winningest U.S.-born goalie in NHL history with 378 career victories. The former Vancouver and Buffalo netminder has won 20 games over the past two seasons in Anaheim as John Gibson’s backup.

Miller turns 39 years old next month, and he was cagey about his future after Anaheim missed the playoffs this year. The Ducks valued his steady veteran presence, and they apparently persuaded him to postpone retirement for another season under new coach Dallas Eakins.

Holzer is a veteran German defenseman who has played 99 games in Anaheim over the past four seasons.

Grant scored a career-best 24 points during the 2017-18 season for the Ducks, who then reacquired him in a trade last January after he signed a free-agent deal with Pittsburgh.


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