Julie Robenhymer came away impressed with Miller and said he is a guy “who makes nice crisp passes, has great vision and is a stud in face-offs.”
Chris Peters writes at the United States of Hockey writes that Millers performance yesterday “showed why he’s going to be a key to the team in the World Juniors this year.”
Peters praised the maturity in his game from last year to this year and says “He’s really good at working plays from the half wall and allowing things to develop in front of him. Miller has good speed and strength. He’s shown great vision and confidence in all zones. Another solid effort today.”
Last year at training camp John Tortorella said of Miller “You can see his strength, as far as his playmaking ability. For such a young guy, he’s got the big body, he’s got the big core. So, he’s going to be someone we’ll be watching, and I thought he was part of the best line we had tonight, the most consistent line.”
Adam Rotter: Miller has three options for this coming season. He can make the Rangers, play in Hartford or return to Plymouth where he wouldn’t burn a year off his entry-level deal. It’s kind of similar to where Evgeny Grachev was in 2009-10 after he broke out in the OHL and won rookie of the year. He spent the year in Hartford, wasn’t allowed to play in the WJC, and it’s a move the Rangers regretted in hindsight. I think it would be a big step in his development to play in the World Juniors this year, no matter what level he is at, and be a leader and a guy that Team USA relies on.