Controversial defenseman Mitchell Miller may have been pushed out of the National Hockey League due to disturbing behavior from his past, but the 21 year old defenseman appears determined to continue living his hockey dream in spite of that.
The Slovak league, also known as the Slovak Extraliga, has just lost it's most dominant and most controversial player. Miller, who has been playing with Liptovsky Mikulas HK, has effectively played himself out of the league by dominating the competition around him.
In 19 games the young defenseman has collected 6 goals and 23 assists for a whopping 29 points, a performance that has caught the attention of some competitive teams overseas. As a result of his strong performance in Slovakia, Miller has now reportedly earned himself a "lucrative" offer from a team, or multiple teams, in the Kontinental Hockey League although the identity of that team has not yet been disclosed.
Miller, a former 4th round pick (111th overall) of the Arizona Coyotes was renounced as a draft pick by the Coyotes after past racist behavior came to light, putting his NHL future in limbo. In spite of that however, Miller was able to secure a contract with the Boston Bruins only to have the Bruins eventually cut ties with him for the very same reasons.
It is unclear at this time if there will ever be a path to redemption in the NHL for Miller, but it would appear that he intends to make it as difficult as possible for teams to ignore him.