Portland Pirates 1-0 win as Andy Miele nets gamewinner for Coyotes affiliate

Future stars are very exciting for fans to witness. Especially early on or in the minors. Andy Miele is a future star for the Phoenix Coyotes. Saturday night he netted the game winner to give all fans of the Desert Dawgs a glimpse of what NHL hockey will look like when the powers that be act right and sign a new CBA.

Center Andy Miele (21) Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY

Andy Miele born on tax day April 15, 1988 and is already showing returns for the team who drafted him on April 2nd 2011. He plays with the Portland Pirates of the AHL, an affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes .  Miele is the 2011 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner and was also named USA Hockey’s 2010–11 college player of the year.

On April 2, 2011, Miele was signed by the Phoenix Coyotes as a free agent to a two-year entry level contract.

Miele is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports. (thanks to wikipedia)

Future continues to look bright for the youngsters in the Coyotes system. Great on the Blue line especially. Miele gives you a glimpse of future points for the club in Glendale. It has been a long time since a Keith Tkachuck patrolled the front of the net. Causing screens and deflections. Miele may not be that prototype but he is definitely a person who keeps his eyes up at all times looking for skaters crashing the net or a pesky wrister to light the lamp.

Mark Visentin had a shutout on 28 saves. Somewhere Mike Smith is stretching. Chomping on the bit from last year’s awesome run in net. Mark Louis and Rob Kinkhammer tallied the assists on Miele’s goal. For the first time in a while I would like you all to HOWL for hockey.

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Topics: AHL, Andy Miele, Coyotes, Portland Pirates

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