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1990 Winner - KIP MILLER of Michigan State University


Kip Miller’s brilliant collegiate career was capped in 1990 by leading the nation in scoring for the second straight season, posting 48 goals and 53 assists for 101 points in 45 games. He was named first team All-America and All-CCHA first team in 1989 and 1990, and was named 1990 CCHA Player of the Year after leading the league in scoring. Kip was named the Spartans' Rookie of the Year after his freshman season at MSU. He led the nation in scoring as a junior with 77 points in 47 games, and helped the Spartans to CCHA regular season and playoff titles in 1989 and 1990, as well as a league playoff title and an NCAA runner-up finish in 1987. Growing up in Lansing, Michigan, local hero Miller was named MSU’s Most Valuable Player and Outstanding Senior in his final season with the Spartans, and was selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He spent parts of the next 14 years in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques, Minnesota North Stars, San Jose, New York Islanders, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Anaheim and Washington. He had two different stints with Pittsburgh and the Islanders. He retired from hockey in 2007 and lives in East Lansing, Michigan, where he has several business interests.


1990 Runner-Up

Greg Brown

Boston College, Defense






Rick Bennett

Providence College, Forward




Dave Gagnon

Colgate University, Goalie




Dave Shields

University of Denver, Forward




David Emma

Boston College, Forward




Joe Juneau

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Forward




Nelson Emerson

Bowling Green State University, Forward




Rob Blake

Bowling Green State University, Defense




Russ Parent

University of North Dakota, Defense