Chad Ryan Miller
Born: August 20, 1993 (Portage la Prairie, Manitoba)
Died: November 30, 2014 (Chicago)
Chad Miller, a freshman hockey forward with the Eagles of Robert Morris University-Illinois, has died in hospital of an undisclosed illness. He was 21.
Miller, who was from Portage la Prairie, Man., played junior hockey for two seasons with the Illiana Blackbirds of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. In 2012-13, Miller scored 32 goals and 39 assists in 48 games for the Blackbirds, who are based in Dyer, Ind. He also skated for the junior team in 2013-14.
Earlier this year, it was reported Miller and Blackbirds teammate Konstantin Shipunov, a goalie from Riga, Latvia, were charged with heroin possession in Cook County, Illinois. It is unknown whether his death was related to a drug overdose.
He leaves his parents, a sister, and two grandparents.