|Nickname(s)||Millsie, The Dog|
|5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
175 lb (80 kg)
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
|Born||June 25, 1957,|
Toronto, Ontario, CAN
|NHL Draft||102nd overall, 1977|
|Pro Career||1978 – 1992|
Gregory Millen (born June 25, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian hockey broadcaster and was an ice hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League. He is currently the colour commentator partnered with Joe Bowen for local television broadcasts of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey games. He also works on Hockey Night in Canada, where he is usually paired with either Bob Cole or Jim Hughson.
Millen made over 600 appearances for six teams during his 14 NHL seasons. In addition to his athletic talent he was a positive influence in the dressing room and was able to handle a heavy workload.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Playing career[edit | edit source]
The Toronto native was chosen 102nd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft, while he was in the midst of a fine OHA career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He also played for the Peterborough Petes in the OHL from 1974 to 1977. In 1978–79, he looked solid in 28 games as a rookie and became a fan favourite at the "Igloo." Two years later, he won 25 games and nearly led his team to a first round upset over the St. Louis Blues, losing the decisive fifth game in double overtime.
In June 1981, the Hartford Whalers signed him as a free agent. After toiling admirably in 55 games for the Whale 1981–82, Millen represented Canada at the World Championships. In 1983–84, he led the NHL with 60 appearances, while toiling on one of the league's worst teams.
Millen joined the St. Louis Blues in February 1985 following a major trade that also involved Mike Liut. He formed a solid goalkeeping tandem with Rick Wamsley and helped the club reach the Conference Finals in 1986, where they were defeated in seven games by the Calgary Flames. In 1988–89, Millen registered an NHL-high six shutouts along with 22 wins. Late in his career, the popular backstopper spent time with the Quebec Nordiques, Chicago Black Hawks, and Detroit Red Wings before retiring in 1992.
Broadcasting career[edit | edit source]
After ending his career, Millen became the colour commentator on television broadcasts for the expansion Ottawa Senators.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season[edit | edit source]
|1977–78||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OMJHL||25||1469||105||1||4.29|
|1984–85||St. Louis Blues||NHL||10||2||7||1||607||35||0||3.46||.871|
|1985–86||St. Louis Blues||NHL||36||14||16||6||2168||129||1||3.57||.887|
|1986–87||St. Louis Blues||NHL||42||15||18||9||2482||146||0||3.53||.873|
|1987–88||St. Louis Blues||NHL||48||21||19||7||2854||167||1||3.51||.880|
|1988–89||St. Louis Blues||NHL||52||22||20||7||3019||170||6||3.38||.880|
|1989–90||St. Louis Blues||NHL||21||11||7||3||1245||61||1||2.94||.890|
|1989–90||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||10||5||4||1||575||32||0||3.34||.880|
|1991–92||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||10||3||2||3||487||22||0||2.71||.896|
|1991–92||San Diego Gulls||IHL||5||2||3||0||296||20||0||4.05|
Post season[edit | edit source]
|1977–78||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHA||13||774||61||0||4.73|
|1984–85||St. Louis Blues||NHL||1||0||1||60||2||0||2.00||.943|
|1985–86||St. Louis Blues||NHL||10||6||3||586||29||0||2.97||.912|
|1986–87||St. Louis Blues||NHL||4||1||3||250||10||0||2.40||.918|
|1987–88||St. Louis Blues||NHL||10||5||5||600||38||0||3.80||.849|
|1988–89||St. Louis Blues||NHL||10||5||5||649||34||0||3.14||.890|
[edit | edit source]
- Greg Millen's Homepage
- Greg Millen's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Greg Millen @ hockeygoalies.org
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