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Kieran Millan retires

The 24-year-old goaltender hangs up the skates to work the other side of the hockey business.

Kieran Millan announced today on Twitter that he's hanging 'em up and moving into the business side of hockey, taking a job in Calgary. He's currently working with the Hockey Helps the Homeless charity tournament.

Millan was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche 124th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He spent  four years playing for Boston University where he won NCAA Rookie of the Year for the 2008-2009 season, one which saw BU take not only the NCAA Championship, but also three other tournament championships that season. He made both the All-Hockey East Rookie Team and All-Hockey East second team that year. He returned to the All_Hockey East second team in 2010-2011.

After graduation, Millan came to Denver and played for the Avalanche's CHL affiliate, the Denver Cutthroats, during their inaugural seson. He returned to the Cutthroats the following season, also seeing time with the Avs' AHL affiliate Lake Erie Monsters and the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers.

Millan did well during the Avs' training camps, receiving the utmost praise from coach Patrick Roy last fall. "Overall, great camp," Avs coach Patrick Roy said of Millan, 24. "Every day (after training camp), we met and he was always one of the goalies who had the best rating. He should be very happy with the impression that he made on us, because he did a super job." He became an unrestricted free agent at the close of the 2013-2014 season.

We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!