Soon after JT Miller was drafted by the Rangers, he spoke about how his goal was to play one season in the NCAA or OHL and then turn pro.
Miller decided to sign with Plymouth of the OHL instead of going to play for North Dakota because he felt that going to the OHL would provide him with a faster route to the NHL.
Last night, Miller made his NHL debut and played 14:25, had two shots, 1 shot blocked, 1 shot that missed the net, 1 hit and one faceoff win.
After the game, Miller was speaking with the NY Post and said that after the way he played, “it wouldn’t make sense for me not to be here.” Miller then clarified his statement by saying, “I think I can skate here. I just have to make sure I stay consistent if they give me the opportunity.”
John Tortorella praised Miller last night and said that he and Chris Kreider could look to take some other players jobs.
If Miller plays more than five games he will burn the first year of his entry-level deal.
Joe Micheletti said that Miller wasn’t hesitant and wasn’t afraid to go to the net or take hits.
On MSG, Miller said that as long as he moves his feet and brings consistent effort he will be fine.