Ryan Miller shares an emotional moment with his parents
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That was one hell of a career, Ryan Miller.

The Anaheim Ducks’ veteran goaltender played the final NHL game of his career against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday evening. Miller stopped 21 of 25 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss. He got to play an extra session after the Ducks tied the game late with the goaltender pulled.

Immediately following Victor Rask’s OT winner, Miller skated off to the dressing room like most losing goaltenders would. Neither team was letting Miller off the ice without some recognition, however.

Miller shared a passionate embrace with defenseman Cam Fowler and was greeted by a full handshake line of Wild players. Every member of the Wild shook Miller’s hand, including his former teammate in Buffalo, Marcus Foligno.

As Miller skated off the ice for the final time, the cameras showed his parents Dean and Teresa in the stands cheering him on. They shared a special embrace as they watched their son skate off NHL ice for the final time.

After the game, the Bally Sports cameras caught a heartwarming moment between Miller and his parents in the stands. After a long and hard-fought 18-season NHL career, Miller shared a special embrace with the two people who were there with him the entire way.

Earlier in the game, Miller received a standing ovation and salute from the crowd at Xcel Energy Center.

The respect for Miller has been on display all throughout this final stretch of the NHL season. Just last week, all the players and coaches of the Los Angeles Kings organization stuck around after the game to pay their respects to Miller.

Miller concludes his NHL career with 391 wins, the most by a United States-born goalie in NHL history. It’s moments like the one he shared with his parents after his final game that make hockey so incredible.