11:22AM: The Rangers have made the move official.
10:44AM: The Rangers, via the AHL Transaction wire, have sent JT Miller to Hartford.
Miller played 11:58 on Thursday night, took a penalty, had 1 shot on goal, two shots blocked and one hit. He was 1 and 1 on faceoffs.
Miller, on a line with Dominic Moore and Derek Dorsett, played 4:38 in the first, 3:01 in the second and 4:19 in the third.
Alain Vigneault said earlier in the week, “I see potential in that young man. A real solid skill set that like any other young player, he needs to get better every day and have the right attitude to push him to be become the best player he can be. There is upside there and it’s our job as a staff and his job as a player to work on him being the best he can be.”
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NEW YORK, October 5, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward J.T. Miller to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Miller, 20, registered one shot on goal, was credited with one hit and one blocked shot, and logged 11:58 of ice time in the Rangers’ season opener on Thursday at Phoenix. He has recorded two goals and two assists in 27 career regular season games with the Rangers. Last season, Miller made his NHL debut on February 5 at New Jersey, and became the first Ranger to post a multi-goal game as a teenager since 1992 with a two-goal performance in his second NHL appearance on February 7 against the NY Islanders.
The 6-1, 205-pounder returns to Hartford where he registered eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points, along with 29 penalty minutes in 42 games last season. Miller ranked third among team rookies in goals and assists, and tied for fourth in points. He was selected to represent the Eastern Conference at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game on January 28.
The East Palestine, Ohio native was originally selected by the Rangers as a first round choice, 15th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.