Off topic, via WiiM’s McIlmurray: the rule, not the exception

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:

Former Red Wing Drew Miller has a new gig as an insurance agent— Kyle M. (@KyleWIIM) September 21, 2020

As McIlmurray’s Tweet notes, Miller is working for the Korotkin Insurance Group, and he has both a Facebook page and a LinkedIn page if you, well, want to get some insurance.

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.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.