|That’s not a typo. The Canucks new goalie spells his last name with an ‘e’.|
A lot of people have been asking me if I’m excited about heading back to Vancouver to play for the Canucks. I would be, if I were doing so.
But I am not.
My my name is Ryan Millar, and even though I love hockey (and am a Canucks fan through and through) I am not an elite goaltender with twelve years of experience playing hockey at the highest level.
Nor have I ever won the Vezina trophy, nor played for the US Olympic team. So I have no large contract to carry the expectations of insanely demanding Vancouver hockey fans. I am merely one of those insanely demanding hockey fans.
Also, I spell my last name Millar – with an ‘a’, not Miller with an ‘e’.
The Ryan Milla(e)r legion
There are a few other Ryan Millers (and Ryan Millars) out there, all of whom I am not. So I thought I’d just let people know who is who.
Ryan Miller – This guy is a singer/songwriter. And a good one too. He’s contributed soundtracks for a couple of films, and even co-wrote a movie.
Ryan Millar – Former U.S. Olympic volleyballer. Mormon.
Ryan Miller – Aforementioned hockey player, newly signed to the Canucks.
Ryan Millar – Skateboarder from Winnipeg Manitoba.
No relation (although in a strange coincidence I met the mother of a friend of his in Las Vegas recently).
Dr. Ryan Millar – An Ontario-dwelling chiropractor and acupuncturist.
Ryan Millar – Me.
Hockey fan, former skateboarder, music lover, indifferent to volleyball, respectful of medical professionals. And proud to be a Ryan Millar.
Go Ryan Millars! (And Ryan Millers!)