Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller has proved himself on the ice this season and his hard work is now being rewarded.

The Bruins signed Miller to a two-year, one-way contract on Tuesday that will keep him in a spoked-B jersey through the 2015-16 season. The hard-hitting defenseman has provided invaluable ice time for the club that has been ravaged by injuries to their blue line and the University of Vermont product has certainly stepped up to the plate when asked.

Check out the video above to hear Miller’s reaction to his new deal.