At the WHL blog, WHL From Above, CJ compiles a mock draft.
He has the Rangers select center Jonathan Miller of the USA National Development Program.
Miller is 6-1, 190 and had three goals and 12 assists last season for the US National team.
At USA Today, Kevin Allen has Miller going 10th to the Minnesota Wild, but calls his pick “a hunch.”
He had a strong Under 18 tourney for the USA, but seems all over the board on mock drafts and rankings. Some people have him very high, others very low. The vibe that I get is that a team will probably take him higher than many people think as he seems to have a lot of talent, but just isn’t consistent enough. but when he is going, he is really good.
In the way that the Rangers took Dylan McIlrath, seemingly out of nowhere, last year, a team that likes Miller will take him no matter where they are picking.