9/6/14 | 10:45AM: JT Miller has been skating with a group of Rangers at the training facility in Westchester as training camp nears.
During these informal skates, Miller is looking “quicker” and sharper” on the ice. The team would “love” it if Miller could snag a spot on the Rangers third line. (Newsday)
Miller has had a “serious demeanor” during the Rangers workouts. (Rangers)
Last year, Miller didn’t report to New York until just before training camp.
The organization has made Miller aware of the opportunity he has this season.
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Over the past few years the Rangers have set a precedent of players spending time in the AHL before making it full time with the Rangers. (NHL.com)
Both Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider spent varying amounts of time in Hartford before finally establishing themselves as NHL regulars.
Kreider’s is the path that Tal Pinchevsky thinks Miller can follow based on their histories as first round picks who spent a year going up and down to Hartford. (NHL.com)
If the Rangers can get Miller to contribute they may be able to recapture the offensive depth that the team had last season. (NHL.com)
Miller won a spot out of Rangers training camp last year before being sent down.
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Alain Vigneault said on breakup day that you need to add young players to your lineup and cited how the Kings best line in the Stanley Cup Final was Jeff Carter between young players Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli.
Larry Brooks writes that for the Rangers, JT Miller needs to be a player who steps up and with his size and speed take claim as the third-line center. (NY Post)
Brooks notes that the Rangers players noticed that Miller only came to training camp last season the day before it opened while many of the players had been skating together for a few weeks. (NY Post)
Glen Sather said at the draft, “We expect Miller to come to play this year and he probably would have played in the playoffs if he didn’t have a separated shoulder. He is young, fits into the price range, going to develop into a very good hockey player and he had a lot of growth this year and did well.” To read more of this story, click here
7:43PM: Vigneault said that Miller will not be with the team for the “next couple of days.”
5/26/14 | 6:37PM: JT Miller did not make the trip to Montreal. (Bruce Garrioch)
Alain Vigneault says t hat Miller has an upper body injury. (Zipay)
5/25/14 | 11:56PM: Alain Vigneault said that Miller was so out of the flow of the game that he didn’t want to risk it. (NHL.com Stream)
11:26PM: Miller did not play a shift after he suffered his injury. To read more of this story, click here
Alain Vigneault said yesterday that JT Miller will return to the Rangers lineup tonight.
Vigneault (via the NHL) said that Miller has been “all right” in the other playoff games he has played in and has a good skillset, good shot and goes to the net hard. He said that Miller doesn’t mind going into the tough areas and Miller has been with the team in all of their video sessions and meetings during the playoffs.
Vigneualt added that Miller is working hard and still going through the process of becoming a good pro.
Brad Richards says that Miller has brought energy to the Rangers and done a good job when called upon. Richards said that Miller brings different things to the Rangers and that he can score and make a big play.
Miller has played in three playoff games this season, has two assists, 2 shots, 8 hits and an average of 11:18 per game.
When Miller is on the ice at 5 on 5, the Rangers have 55.9% of the shot attempts.
JT Miller, David LeNeveu, Justin Falk and Jesper Fast.