JT MILLER

NEWS: JT Miller Called Up/Arron Asham and Dylan McIlrath Sent Down

JT Miller has been called up from Hartford and Dylan McIlrath and Arron Asham have been sent down (Rangers).


McIlrath played in two games, he was a healthy scratch last night against Pittsburgh, and averaged 7:01, was a minus one, had a fight and a high sticking penalty and two hits.

According to Extra Skater, McIlrath was on the ice for 20 shot attempts for and 12 against and 11 shots on goal for and 8 against.

He started 46.2% of his even strength shifts in the defensive zone.


Asham played in three games since being called back up, was a minus two, and played between 3:32 and 6:33 per game. He was also a healthy scratch against the Flames.

Asham was called up on 12/9.


Miller played in two games for the Wolf Pack since being sent down and had 2 goals and an assist.

One of his goals was very Rick Nash-like.

Miller was last sent down on 12/9

NEW YORK, December 19, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward J.T. Miller from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Arron Asham and defenseman Dylan McIlrath have been assigned to the Wolf Pack.
Miller, 20, has recorded two goals and one assist in two games with Hartford since his assignment on December 9. He currently leads the Wolf Pack with a plus-five rating, ranks second on the team with seven goals and is tied for seventh in scoring with nine points in eight AHL games this season. Miller returns to the Rangers where he has registered two points (one goal, one assist) in 17 games this season. He notched his first goal of the season on November 10 against Florida.
The East Palestine, Ohio native was originally selected by the Rangers as a first round choice, 15th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Asham, 35, has skated in six games with the Rangers this season. He returns to Hartford where he has registered two assists and 19 penalty minutes in 12 games. Asham made his debut with the Wolf Pack on October 18 against Manchester, following his assignment to Hartford on October 15. He tallied two assists in a four-game span from November 8 vs. Providence to November 16 at Bridgeport. His assist on November 8 vs. Providence was also his first career point with the Wolf Pack.
The Portage La Prairie, Manitoba native signed with the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2012. He was originally selected by Montreal as a third round choice, 71st overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
McIlrath, 21, made his NHL debut on December 12 against Columbus, and has skated in two games with the Rangers this season. He returns to Hartford where he has registered three goals and four assists for seven points, along with 115 penalty minutes in 24 games. McIlrath led the AHL in penalty minutes and was tied for third in the league with nine fighting majors at the time of his recall on December 11, and is tied for second among Wolf Pack defensemen in goals.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was originally selected as the Rangers’ first round choice, 10th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.




12 comments
Christopher Mascolo
Christopher Mascolo

How about del Zotto sent down and mcilrath stays and asham goes back down as Miller comes up

Anatoliy Shor
Anatoliy Shor

If AV gives Miller a chance and be patient with the kid like he has been patient with Pyatt and Pouliot, then JT has a chance. Even though AHL and NHL are two completely different leagues, there is a reason why JT is great in Hartford. I am not sure that if Pouliot and Pyatt are sent down they would reach the same level at AHL as JT already has.

mettle
mettle

I guess Hagelin goes back to being the enforcer.

C. A. TumminiaⓋ
C. A. TumminiaⓋ

I almost have to fight the urge to even look at the comments these days, because nobody can muster any comment of intellectual significance. Quit complaining and start having a conversation. Maybe the reason management hasn't made a move is because there aren't any to be made. What a novel idea! Look around the league, no moves have been made outside the Vanek-Mouslon deal. The only way they get an everyday player is by moving prospects and I can only imagine the outcry if that were to happen. Like old wives. 

ed_zachary
ed_zachary

Here's hoping Miller can bang a few pucks in for the Rangers.

TheGAGLine
TheGAGLine

The Rangers don't need subtle tweaks.

They need to purge the inept, the listless, the shiftless, the inane etc etc

Joseph Palermo
Joseph Palermo

They must get bulk rates from whatever transport they're using.

Michael Benedetto
Michael Benedetto

Starting to get frustrated at these insignificant call ups. Pouilot, Pyatt, Moore are all replaceable with younger players. If I am going to invest in this team I would rather see them give the kids a chance, we all know that this season isn't turning out the way we thought it would. Fresh blood might turn it around, couldn't hurt!!

Mikey Tauber
Mikey Tauber

This is the big roster move before the freeze? I guess sather is fine with our roster. 

Ryan Kaye
Ryan Kaye

Glad McIlrath was given a chance up on the big squad...

Marc Weissman
Marc Weissman

Cool! Now we're all set. Cup is ours. Bank on it.