7th year center Andy Miele(21) decides it’s time to leave North America pro hockey signing a one-year deal with an option for a second with Malmo Redhawks of the SHL.
He leaves after leading playing 420 AHL games (119-249-368), where he was his team’s leading scorer from 2011’s rookie campaign through 2016.
The small, high scoring forward only missed out being first last season while playing for Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
He has however had the most assists on his minor league squad every year and for three straight runs settled at 44 helpers (and 45 his final run with Portland Pirates in 2013/2014).
Seems smart for the recently turned 29-year old to move on, as he’ll likely see more success overseas as he approaches 30.
We will miss him, but wish him the best as he’s always been one of this site’s favorite players.
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2010/2011 Hobey Baker Award winner and college player of the year, Phoenix Coyotes‘ undrafted, entry level signing at the end of last season, rookie center Andy Miele(21) was recalled quickly to the NHL but failed to register a point in 5 games played.
It’s likely a no-brainer that he’ll get another look soon.
He’s small, listed at 5’9″ 175 lbs. but he’s got the finesse to set up plays and that scoring touch to finish them.