Miller Is Certainly Most Valuable

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United States goaltender RYAN MILLER (39) skates off after the opening day victory over Switzerland at the 2010 Winter Olympics from Canada Hockey Place in Vancouver. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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It should have come as no surprise that United States goaltender RYAN MILLER of the Buffalo Sabres finished the 2010 Winter Olympics as the netminder with the top save percentage (for those having made at least fifty saves) at the Vancouver Games :

  • 94.56 % — 139 sv —   8 go — Ryan MILLER — United States
  • 93.57 % — 131 sv —   9 go — Tomas VOKOUN — Czech Republic
  • 92.73 % —   51 sv —   4 go — Henrik LUNDQVIST — Sweden
  • 92.68 % — 114 sv —   9 go — Roberto LUONGO — Canada
  • 91.82 % — 146 sv — 13 go — Jonas HILLER — Switzerland
  • 91.36 % —   74 sv —   7 go — Andrei MEZIN — Belarus
  • 91.05 % — 173 sv — 17 go — Jaroslav HALAK — Slovakia
  • 90.59 % —   77 sv —   8 go — Vitali KOVAL — Belarus

Miller started all six games and played all but eleven minutes and thirty-one seconds of the entire Olympic schedule for the U.S. national team in Vancouver. The former Michigan State University All-America posted one shutout and a sparkling 1.35 goals-against-average at the Olympic tournament, as well. Indeed, the Directorate of the International Ice Hockey Federation selected the American for the Best Goaltender award.

More importantly — and most deservedly — the 29-year-old was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the ice hockey tournament at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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