Andy Miele

Keith Duggan

2015-03-25

Miele

Andy Miele, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-8

Weight: 175

Born: 1988-4-15

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Drafted: Signed as Free Agent

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2015- If you check out the AHL leading scorers you will find a familiar name up near the top of that list, Andy Miele. Currently sitting in a tie for third in league scoring the exact same position he finished a year ago. Miele again is proving a dynamic scorer at the AHL level and although he's probably disappointed not to be doing it at the NHL level he's got to be enjoying the success he's bringing to Grand Rapids which is just over two hours away from where he grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Grand Rapids appear to be one of the title contenders for the 2015 Calder Cup and if they are looking to re-capture the AHL's holy grail they are going to need Miele to continue his point-per-game pace. Travis Watson

 

July 2014- On the first day of free agency, Miele signed a one-year, two-way contract with his hometown Detroit Red Wings. He is expected to give the organization forward depth and play a big role for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL. Keith Duggan

 

April 2014-After a career season for Portland of the AHL, where he finished tied for third in league scoring with 72 points in 70 games, Miele has been added to the Team U.S.A. roster that will compete at next months World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. Keith Duggan

 

April 2014- Miele is currently third in the AHL in scoring with 68 points in 62 games. Unfortunately his offense hasn't translated to the NHL level. He was called up in March, appeared in three games finishing with no points, one shot and averaged about ten minutes a game where he looked overmatched to the size and speed of the NHL game at times. His future with the Coyotes is up in the air since Miele will be a unrestricted free agent this summer. Keith Duggan

 

January 2014 – With 39 points in 39 games Miele has been the only consistent offensive contributor on the low scoring Portland Pirates (AHL). He deserves a long look in the NHL but it doesn’t look like it will be with the Coyotes, at least not this season. Keith Duggan

 

September 2013 – On September 26th Phoenix GM Don Maloney announced that center Andy Miele was assigned to Portland of the AHL. The playmaking center may have run out of opportunities to make the big club. Despite his scrappiness, he is just to small and weak to win puck battles in the NHL, and has never shown any proficiency at any other forward position other than center. So winning one of the open wing spots never happened. If the injury bug hits one of the Coyotes top two centers, maybe Miele earns a call-up or two, but most likely spends the year in Portland of the AHL. Keith Duggan

 

July 2013 – It seems that 2012-13 was a bit of a stagnant year for the undersized playmaker. His point totals didn’t change much, he was only called up for one game, and there is little evidence he became more of a complete player. His increase in goals is mitigated by a decrease in assists, while his increase from minus-3 to plus-4 is depreciated by the team’s 28 goal differential increase. To keep himself from turning into another obscure undersized AHL scorer, he has to establish himself on the Coyotes by the end of this year. At age 25, having your NHL games go from eight to one is not a positive sign. Austin Wallace

 

March 2013 – Miele has failed so far to secure himself a spot in the Coyotes’ regular roster yet, but he has seen a recall and continues to prove himself in the AHL as a quality option when required. He currently sits third in Portland Pirates scoring as one of the veterans on the team. ‘Veteran’ is a key word as he is only a second year pro, yet at 24 years old, he is one of the oldest forwards on the team. Jason Banks

 

October 2012 – Miele is showing more consistency within the first few weeks of the season wit