He recorded two goals in his second game and added in two assists in two February games. The last point Miller recorded was on 2/28.
Miller averaged 13:31 per game and played at least 9:41 in 25 of his 26 games.
In his last game, 4/1, Miller was a minus two and played a season low 7:08.
Miller had been scratched/sidelined since that game on 4/1 with a wrist injury that the team wanted treated in NY rather than Hartford.
John Tortorella said on Wednesday that sending Miller down was the right move for his development.
Tortorella said, “I couldn’t wait for his wrist to get better so I could send him down. He needs to play. I think he has a bright future but the future is not right now. I like the lineup how it is with the personnel we have. He did some good things, but you could see that more and more mistakes were coming into his game and it’s the wrong way to develop a player. He is just 20 years old.”
Miller turned 20 less than a month ago.
Tortorella added that if the team has some injuries they will ask the coaches in Hartford for the guy playing the best down there and they won’t hesitate to bring Miller back if he is that player.
THIS SECTION is all about JT Miller.
Adam Rotter: Miller just turned 20 and most prospects/players his age don’t have the chance to play in the AHL because they still have junior eligibility. Miller was brought up because he was the best option the Rangers had at that moment. He had some struggles in the defensive zone and the team wasn’t comfortable making a run to the playoffs with him in the lineup. After acquiring Ryane Clowe and Derick Brassard, the Rangers brought in some depth that could take pressure off of Miller and allow him to develop at a different pace in Hartford.