A couple of weeks ago, Winging It in Motown’s Kyle McIlmurray noted that Drew Miller has landed a post-hockey career as an insurance agent, and MLive’s Ansar Khan spoke with Miller regarding his new career on Thursday afternoon:
“Life after hockey, you’re looking at ways to be successful and I always enjoyed the relationships I had with people and trying to help people,” Miller said. “I think that’s the name of the game in insurance. It’s kind of grown into something I really enjoy on a day to day basis.”
After wrapping up his playing career in 2018 following one season in Sweden, Miller started working with an insurance agency in East Lansing. He joined the Korotkin Insurance Group (KIG), a Southfield-based company founded in 1913, last month.
Miller enjoyed interacting with fans at various team community events when he played and continues doing so in retirement. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was among several former Red Wings who provided pre-game and in-game commentary on the Jumbotron at Little Caesars Arena and took part in suite-holder events. Those communications skills are beneficial in his new line of work.
“When it comes to insurance, someone’s looking for a professional they can trust, that knows they have their best interest,” Miller said. “I think maybe being a Red Wing gives me more credibility. People feel like they know me a little bit more. From my side, I enjoy those interactions with people and I’m in a position to help them protect their assets. I think that’s a huge thing for people’s lives, to make sure everything they’ve worked so hard for is protected in a way that is actually coverage that they need.”