The Philadelphia Wings have traded Brandon Miller to the Toronto Rock for Kyle Belton and draft picks. (Photo: Todd Bauders)
The Philadelphia Wings and Toronto Rock have announced a trade just in time before the NLL trade deadline on Tuesday at 3pm ET. Philadelphia has sent veteran goaltender Brandon Miller to Toronto in exchange for transition player Kyle Belton along with the Rock's best second-round selection and fourth-round selection in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft.
“We now have one of the best goaltending tandems in the NLL,” said Rock general manager Terry Sanderson. "We would like to thank Kyle for his two seasons of contributions to the Rock and wish him the best of luck in the future.”
Miller, who is in his 14th NLL season and sixth with Philadelphia, was named NLL Second Team All-Pro last year. The 34-year old native of Orangeville, Ontario had appeared in just three games this season and has an 0-3 record with a goals against average of 13.80 and a save percentage of .689. Miller's career GAA is 12.23 and save percentage of .759.
Miller’s Junior A career was spent with his hometown Orangeville Northmen where he played in the 2000 Minto Cup Canadian Junior A championships, ultimately falling to the Burnaby Lakers.
Belton, a graduate of Stony Brook University, makes the move to Philadelphia after spending parts of two seasons with Toronto. Belton was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NLL Draft (27th overall). He has appeared in 21 games while recording seven points (four assists, three goals) and 86 loose balls.