Here’s a slightly off-topic note from Winging It in Motown’s excellent Kyle McIlmurray on Twitter: former Red Wings forward Drew Miller has retired from hockey, and he’s embarking upon a new career as a property and casualty insurance agent:
Not everybody ends up making millions and millions of dollars in their NHL careers, and grinders like Miller often end up working day jobs to get by.
Hell, even Ted Lindsay was working for an auto parts supplier into his 70’s thanks to the fact that player salaries were all but literal peanuts back in the day, and Nicklas Lidstrom, who made a mint during his playing career, is a business consultant and investor (Henrik Zetterberg probably has the cushiest job as he runs a sandwich shop [seriously!]).
This is the norm, in all honesty, not the exception for hockey players, so congrats to Drew for landing a solid post-hockey job.