Phillip Miller currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota after living in southern Illinois for over ten years. Phillip became a Blues fan in high school in 2012 after discovering the game of hockey at a Blues game with coworkers. Since then, he has remained a student and lover of the Blues and the game of hockey.
When he’s not browsing HockeyReference for the 1000th time, he works as a detailer & estimator for Wrigley Mechanical, Inc. in Fargo, as well as a freelance graphic designer.
Phillip met with the founders of Blues Rants in early 2019 after hearing they needed a game recap writer, pitching an impromptu recap of his own as a resume. He has since become an editor for Blues Rants, writing recaps, previews and occasional op-eds for the site.
His favorite hockey memories include Troy Brouwer’s game 7, 3rd period goal in the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. “The intensity was just unreal,” Phillip said. “I remember being glued to the TV in my dorm room, barely able to breathe from the anxiety. I definitely got a few noise complaints after that goal went in, for sure.”
His favorite Blues players old and new include T.J. Oshie and Jake Allen. “I remember getting great seats by the Blues bench and got a great picture with Allen. He ended up going in net that night after Brian Elliot got hurt and that really started the shift where Allen would take the reins,” Phillip reflects. “I always loved Oshie too, he had such a great personality and was a product of UND, so he always gets some love from North Dakota fans. I felt nothing but respect and pride for the guy watching him lift the Cup in Washington.”