The U.S. needs a player that’s going to provide traffic and a presence in front of the net and play in the difficult areas of the ice. Miller showed he has the ability to be that guy. Consistency has always been a bugaboo for Miller, so it will be important to keep bringing the game he brought today for the rest of the camp.
The Rangers drafted him for those qualities. They want players that won’t shy away from playing in the “difficult areas” and players that will make them tougher and harder to play against.