News: JT Miller called up

JT Miller 1The Rangers have called up JT Miller from Hartford.

Since being sent down to Hartford, Miller has 3 goals and 3 assists in 6 games.

After he was sent down, Alain Vigneault said that Miller needed to be more of a pro on and off the ice.


NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 – 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).
Miller, 21, registered four points (two goals, two assists) in a back-to-back set at St. John’s on Saturday and Sunday. He has tallied a point in four of six games since being assigned to Hartford on April 2nd, recording three goals and three assists over the span. Miller has registered 15 goals and 28 assists for 43 points, along with 47 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating in 41 games with Hartford this season. He is tied for the Wolf Pack lead in scoring with 43 points, ranks third on the team in assists and plus/minus rating, and fifth in goals.
The East Palestine, Ohio native returns to the Rangers where he has registered three goals and three assists for six points, along with 18 penalty minutes in 30 games this season. He has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in his last seven NHL games.
Miller was originally selected by the Rangers as a first round choice, 15th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.


I expect this is just to get him up to NHL speed and up on the Flyers series film/tactic prep since he will be the "first call up" in the event of an injury.

The way the Rangers protect each other I am expecting at least 1 player in the top-9 to go down at some point.


I wonder if it's not that Fast isn't wowing but that nobody other than Ryan Callahan has been effective on Richards right side.  Gaborik, Nash, St. Louis certainly weren't.