JT Miller learned a big lesson about moving on in the playoffs last year

JT MillerJT Miller said that he has spent the last few years trying to move on from a bad shift or a bad game and learned in the playoffs that “you have to have amnesia.” (NYR)

He said that things in the playoffs happen so quickly that you can’t let a loss or a bad game slip into how you play the next night. (NYR)

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Adam Rotter: That has to be part of the process for a maturing young player like Miller especially when you go from being “the guy” at different levels of hockey to just being part of a team at the NHL. Miller has progressed from season to season and the Rangers expect him to be a top-nine fixture throughout the season.


JT Miller on being in the top-six and what Alain Vigneault has said about him

MillerJT Miller said that he came to training camp with the objective of filling a role in the Rangers top-six and that he doesn’t think he has blown the opportunity during training camp. (NY Post)

He said that he was “a little surprised” to hear the critiques from Alain Vigneault on his game and how he feels no one has gone out and grabbed that spot on the RW on the second line.

Miller said that he worked over the summer to improve his skills and feels that he has had a “pretty good camp.”  (NY Post)

He said that he will do the best in whatever role he gets on the team and that he is “here to play wherever.” (NY Post & Ranger Rants)

Larry Brooks writes that Miller had “elite skill and vision” and plays at this best when he plays with linemates who also play an up-tempo style. Brooks adds that Miller does have risk in his game and a “propensity” for “blindly throwing the puck into the middle of the defensive zone, as he did twice last night.”  (NY Post)

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Kevin Hayes will play wing with Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider tonight

Kevin HayesKevin Hayes will play a right wing tonight with Derek Stepan in the middle and Chris Kreider on the left side. (Zipay)

Vigneault said that no one has grabbed the sixth and final spot in the Rangers top-six forwards. (Brooks)

He said yesterday, “I’m waiting for someone to grab it and say this is where I belong and let me play.”


Asked about JT Miller in the top-six, Vigneault said that he has liked his effort but not a lot of scoring chances have developed at 5 on 5. (Zipay)


JT Miller wants a top-six role this season

JT MillerAlain Vigneault says that JT Miller has “great puck protection skills” and that when he is in control of the puck he isn’t afraid to go to the net with it. (Ranger Rants)

Vigneault said that Miller has made “real solid improvement” with and without the puck and the organization is hopeful that he can put it all together. (Ranger Rants)

Miller said that he is looking to fill whatever role is available on the Rangers and Vigneault said that they think Miller has the upside to play in the top six again. (NY Post)

Miller said that if he is playing his best he is confident he can play a top-six role, “it’s just a matter of bringing it every day.” (North Jersey)


JT Miller wants a good start to the season and show the growth in his game

MillerJT Miller said that he isn’t taking anything for granted this season and wants to put together a better start than he has in the past. (NYR)

He said that he sees the opportunities available with the Rangers right now and wants to show that he can play his best in “whatever roles” he is asked. (NYR)

Miller said that he will do whatever he can to benefit the Rangers, play different roles and while his game has matured he “still has a lot to learn.”  (NYR)

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JT Miller wishes he could have done more in Game 7 against Tampa Bay

JT MillerIn Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals, JT Miller had a goal, three assists, 3 shots on goal and a plus four rating in just 14:14 of ice time.

Miller said that while he had a strong Game Six, he “wished” he could have done more for the Rangers in Game 7. (NYR)

In Game Seven, Miller played 21:53 with no shots on goal. His 21:53 was only second on the Rangers in ice time for forwards with Rick Nash at 21:58. In Game Seven Miller skated with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard on the Rangers top line.  (Natural Stat Trick)

He said “I just I wish I could have stepped up and done something better in that Game Seven and helped us reach the Final again.” (NYR)


How many points will JT Miller have this season? (POLL)

MillerFor this coming season, the following publications have JT Miller scoring:

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