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JT MIller

Alain 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)

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JT 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)

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In 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)

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

  • The Hockey News: 13 goals, 20 assists, 72 games
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    The Rangers have signed JT Miller to his qualifying offer of around $874,130. (Brooks)

    Miller will have arbitration rights next offseason as an RFA.

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    Alain Vigneault said on The Michael Kay Show that JT had some "real good games and the thing with JT is looking for a bit more consistency."

    He added that there "is a tremendous amount of upside" with Miller.

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    Larry Brooks wonders if JT Miller is a candidate to get an offer sheet from a team and likely put the Rangers into even more of a salary cap situation. (NY Post)

    Brooks says that an offer-sheet to Miller that would pay him between $2.75 million and $3.25 million for five years would put the Rangers into a situation where they would have to move on from players like Carl Hagelin or potentially Keith Yandle or accept a second round pick as compensation. (NY Post)

    Brooks says that even an offer sheet that would pay Miller $2 million per year would "create havoc" for the Rangers.? (NY Post)

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    JT Miller says that he has learned a lot this season by sitting next to Marty St. Louis in the Rangers locker room and that he tries to talk to Marty every chance that he can.? (NY Times)

    On Miller, Alain Vigneault said before game one against the Penguins, ?just a young player going through the process and understanding what it means to be a pro and improving his knowledge of the game. His understanding of what his commitment needs to be, no one ever doubted the skill level and the upside that was there, just a matter of being patient and him putting in the time and that is what he has done.?

    Miller said that at one point he realized he had to bear down because you only get so many chances. He said that being an NHLer was harder than he thought it would be and that you can't have mediocre nights, "you have to bring it every night." (Daily News)

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    JT Miller scored his first career playoff goal yesterday, had his first career multi-point game in the playoffs and doubled his playoff point total this season from 4 to 8.

    Miller was a plus four in 14:14 with 3 shots on goal and 2 takeaways.

    Rick Nash said that Miller has been "excellent" and that he has been able to open up a lot space on the ice. Nash said that Miller plays in hard areas and doesn't back down from anything. (Daily News)

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    11:46PM: The guy that you can make the case that has been the best the past two games has been JT Miller. 13 months ago there was a question of if he would even be in the league."

    11:24PM: : Alain Vigneault said that Brassard's line was "obviously unbelievable." (MSG)

    10:51PM:

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    5/23/15 | 4:50PM: Rick Nash was asked about Miller today and said (via ASAP Sports):

    • "I think when he skates he's a different player, when he moves his feet he creates a lot of offense. He's got a great shot. He's a physical guy. He's kind of got a lot of tools of a top power forward, so he can definitely open up some room on the ice as well."
    • "Yeah, I think any time you have someone on your line if you can achieve that, it helps. I've never played on a team with so much depth where almost any combination you feel comfortable with, and nine with play on the first line or the last line. It doesn't really matter. But J.T. seems to kind of back off their defensemen a little bit."
    Alain Vigneault said today on Miller (ASAP Sports), "Yeah, he's coming along. Part of the overall knowledge of the game and figuring the game out and when it's time to go and not to go. J.T. is one of our younger players like Jesper and Kevin and Step and Kreider, with the knowledge they're getting better, and that's what we need."

    5/21/15 | 5:25PM: JT Miller started last night's game against Tampa on the fourth line with James Sheppard and Tanner Glass but was moved up in the third period to skate on the top line with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash.

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    JT Miller played four games in the playoffs last year and had two assists, a plus three rating, 12 hits, 3 shots on goal and averaged 9:16 per game.

    Miller played two games against Philly, once against Pittsburgh and once against Montreal last year.

    This year, Miller has played in all 13 games for the Rangers, has 3 assists, a minus one rating, 20 shots on goal, 32 hits and averaging 13:46 per game.

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    JT Miller has three goals and four assists in his last 8 games and scored his third game winning goal of the season on Thursday night.

    Miller said on MSG that his focus is on being a consistent player and trying to be "trustworthy" on defense. He added that offense is starting to come more naturally to him.

    Miller aid that it's "satisfying" to score goals but he is much happier that the team is winning and beating teams desperate for points. (Daily News)

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    4/2/15 | 9:44AM: Darren Dreger thinks that Byfuglien will get 2-4 games. He adds that it's "remarkable" that Miller wasn't injured and that may factor into a lighter suspension. (TSN 1050)

    Dreger said that Hockey Ops watches the play in real time and tells people not to watch in slow motion. (TSN 1050)

    7:29AM: Pierre McGuire said that he thinks Byfuglien will get three games. He called the incident "reprehensible" and said that Byfuglien could have broken Miller's neck. (TSN1050)

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    3/31/ 15 |11:22PM: Valiquette added that he thinks it should be an in-person hearing of at least five games and said "what is the intent of the player here? It is to injure, out-right decapitate, put him out of the lineup permanently. This is not someone that anyone endorses."

    Valiquette added that it reminded him of Chris Simon and Ryan Hollweg and that you could see that night that Simon had the intent to injure.

    11:17PM: Alain Vigneault said on MSG,?"violent, deliberate, could have broken his neck. I don't know what will happen but it's one of the most vicious cross checks I have seen this year."

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    Joe Micheletti said that "Miller was great" tonight. He added that Miller is making every line he is playing on better lately.

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    On Saturday against Buffalo, JT Miller played 10 minutes, had 1 shot on goal, 3 shots that missed the net, 1 hit and a hooking penalty.

    Miller played 3:42 in the first period, 5:17 in the second period and only 1:01 in the third period with his last shift ending with 12:44 to go in the game.

    On Sunday against Florida, Miller played 11:02 with 4 shots on goal, 1 shot blocked, 1 that missed the net, 2 hits and going 2 and 2 on faceoffs.

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    6:11PM: Kreider will start with Stepan and St. Louis and Miller will start with Hayes and Hagelin. (Gross)

    4:49PM: Last night against the Islanders, Chris Kreider played 13:51 and JT Miller played 12:48.

    • Miller played 4:03 in the first, 3:45 in the second and 5 minutes in the third.
    • Kreider played 5:44 in the first, 4:34 in the second and 3:33 in the third.
    Kreider started the third period with Marty St. Louis and Derek Stepan before being put on the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass. He played one more shift with St. Louis and Stepan, around the mid-point of the period, but spent most of it on the fourth line.

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    JT Miller has one goal and seven assists in his last 22 games but has played in 14 straight games which is his longest consecutive streak of the season.

    He is averaging 12:00 per game in his last 14 games and has 21 shots on goal.

    In his last 14 games, Miller has a Corsi of 57.45% and has been on for 9 goals for and 5 against. (Natural Stat Trick)

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    Alain Vigneault said today that Lee Stempniak will stay in the Rangers lineup for the second straight game over JT Miller.

    Stempniak played 10:24 and had two shots on goal and 1 hit.

    Vigneault said that he felt Lee played well, had some good scoring opportunities and was responsible defensively. He said that he felt the "right thing to do" was to stay with the same lineup.

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    On Tuesday night against the Senators, JT Miller saw time with Dominic Moore and Carl Hagelin on the third line.

    That trio is one that Larry Brooks says "has the look" of one that can give the Rangers top-six "credible" support as the season moves along. (NY Post)

    Miller said that he wasn't surprised that he was a healthy scratch last Friday in Columbus and said that he is trying to learn from his mistakes. He adds that he needs to play a simple game and work better in the defensive zone. (NY Post)

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    With how JT MIller has played so far this season, Alain Vigneault should be comfortable and confident in the Rangers forward. (NY Post)

    Miller says that he is playing with confidence and trying to make skill plays but also smart plays. He adds that he isn't playing tentative and not afraid to make a mistake. (NY Post)

    Sam Rosen said during the Rangers/Sharks game that Miller is likely done with the "yo-yo" of going between Hartford and the Rangers.

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    12/31/14 | 5:46PM: Dave Maloney said on MSG, "I thought he was pretty good. He comes into this season doing exactly what coaches and management want. He comes up and has five goals. I think you give him a lot of credit. His game is a bit physical and his last two goals are goal scorer goals. I think he deserves to be in.?

    12/30/14 | 11:27AM: JT Miller played 9:09 last night for the Rangers, scored a PP goal, was a minus one, had 2 shots on goal, 1 hit and was 1 and 1 on faceoffs.

    By period, Miller played:

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    JT Miller will return to the Rangers lineup tonight after being a healthy scratch on Saturday night against the Devils. (NYR)

    Brian Leetch said recently that JT Miller is a player going through the process but finding his consistency. He adds that Miller is big and strong enough to be a physical player who drives to the net.

    Jesper Fast will come out of the lineup and be a healthy scratch. (NYR)

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    JT Miller was a healthy scratch on Saturday but said that he won't be negative about being out of the lineup and that his focus is on working hard in practice to get back in. (Daily News)

    Miller said that he feels this stint with the Rangers has been one of his best or his better ones. (Daily News)

    He has played in 10 of 11 games since being called up and has four goals, 1 assist and played at least 12 minutes in 7 of the 10 games.

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    Alain Vigneault was asked today if Lee Stempniak is automatically in the lineup if he is healthy. (NYR)

    Vigneault said that the "simple answer" is that he isn't but he is a player who brings experience to the Rangers lineup.? Vigneault added that Stempniak may have been inserted last night because he didn't want him sitting out too long.

    He said that a few players are battling for spots in the bottom six and the lineup decisions are based upon who is playing well as well as who the opponent is.

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    Lee Stempniak took JT Miller's place in the Rangers lineup last night and Alain Vigneault said that he made the decision because he felt it was the "right thing for the team."

    He said that he didn't want Stempniak sitting out too long and that he felt Miller could have played better against the Capitals.

    Miller was "inexplicably" scratched and Larry Brooks says that it reinforces the idea that Vigneault doesn't trust Miller. (NY Post)

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    11:39PM: Miller played 39 seconds after returning to the bench.

    11:22PM: Miller returned to the bench with 5:48 left in the third period.

    12.16.14 | 11:11PM: JT Miller went to the Rangers locker room early in the third period with Rangers trainer Jim Ramsay.

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    JT Miller was moved to center on Sunday against Edmonton because Derick Brassard was sent back to New York to deal with the mumps.

    Miller said that moving to center changes his mind set a bit as playing in the middle requires more thinking while playing on the wing is more instinctive. (NY Post)

    He said that center is a more demanding position to play in the defensive zone so he needs to focus on getting back into the zone and being defensive minded. (Daily News)

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    In six games with the Rangers since being called back up, JT Miller has 3 goals, 1 assist, 12 shots on goal and in the last three games played at least 13:20 in each game.

    During the games against the Oilers and Canucks, Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti made comments saying:

    • This is the best Miller has played since joining the Rangers organization
    • Miller continues his "excellent," "outstanding" play
    • He is playing wit ha lot of confidence and has been "excellent since he returned" from Hartford.
    On Saturday Miller had three hits and on Sunday, after being moved to center, was 5 and 6 on faceoffs.

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    12/10/14 | 3:29PM: Derek Stepan met with the media following practice today and discussed the Rangers upcoming road trip as well as JT Miller (NYR) :

    • Right now moving forward, our biggest concern each time we step on the ice is two points. We are going out west, western trips are sometimes good for the team to bond for a bit. But there is also a lot of travel, you get both, you get bonding but also travel. Our focus is on playing for two points each night and make sure we put good things on the ice."
    • On playing with JT Miller, "Millsy makes a lot of plays when he is moving his feet and he has this ability to drive the D down and then pull up and find something behind him. He was physical and went to the front of the net. It's something that when you have guys get injured? they need to step up in a big way and JT certainly did."
    • On JT Miller's confidence, "I have been here through Millsy's first couple of years and you can see his confidence on the ice, each time he is here he has gotten more confidence. He is learning the game and learning down in Hartford and he is really applying it. He has been able to get the mental aspect down and pick up some things along the way."
    • On JT Miller being more accountable, "that is one of the biggest things that you expect from everybody, you have to be accountable. That is part of the stuff he has learned, he has played really well every game this year."
    • On being a good road team, "there is only one way to play and it's the right way. It doesn't matter if you are on the road or your own building, we seem to, for whatever reason, use the energy of the crowd that is against us and play well. It doesn't change much, home vs away."
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    In the two games since being recalled, JT Miller has 1 goal, 1 assist, an even rating, 7 shots on goal with an average of 10:48 per game.

    Miller had a goal an an assist against Philly with a plus two rating, 5 shots on goal and 12:37 of ice time. He was on the ice for 12 Ranger shots attempts for and 10 against at 5 on 5. (Natural Stat Trick)

    Against Tampa Bay, Miller was a minus two and had two shots on goal in 8:59.? He was on the ice for 11 shot attempts for and 9 against at 5 on 5. (Natural Stat Trick)

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    JT Miller played 12:37 yesterday in his first game of the season.

    He had a goal, an assist, a plus two rating, 5 shots on goal and 2 hits.

    Miller was on the ice for 12 Ranger shots attempts for and 10 against at 5 on 5. (Natural Stat Trick)

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    Chris Kreider will not be available for the Rangers tomorrow due to the passing of his grandfather. (Larry Brooks)

    The team is going to call up JT Miller.

    The Rangers only had 12 healthy forwards today with Tanner Glass back in New York because of flu-like symptoms.

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    If JT Miller is to have a career with the Rangers it will be as a winger and not a center since the Rangers have four NHL centers and Chris Mueller and Oscar Lindberg in Hartford. (Larry Brooks, NY Post)

    The Rangers are in need of a winger with size, speed and grit, all of which Miller possesses. (Larry Brooks, NY Post)

    As mostly a center in Hartford, Miller has six goals and eight assists in 16 games with a minus four rating and 39 shots on goal.

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    The Wolf Pack lost to Hershey last night 4-2:

    ??? ?Mat Bodie: 1 assist, minus 3, 2 shots, hooking penalty

    ??? ?Dylan McIlrath: 2 shots, boarding penalty

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    The Wolf Pack beat the Worcester Sharks 4-3 on Sunday.

    ??? ?Mat Bodie: 2 assists, plus one, 1 shot

    ??? ?Ryan Bourque: 1 assist, 1 shot

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    The Wolf Pack lost 5-2 to the Albany Devils last night:

    • ??? ?Mat Bodie: minus one, four shots

    ??? ?Conor Allen: 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots

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    The Wolf Pack lost to the Albany Devils 7-3 last night.

    • Mat Bodie: 1 assist, minus one
    • Conor Allen: minus two
    • Dylan McIlrath: minus one, holding and roughing penalties
    • Ryan Bourque: minus two, 1 shot, unsportsmanlike conduct
    • JT Miller: 1 goal, 6 shots
    • Marek Hrivik: 1 goal, minus one, 2 shots
    • Chris Bourque: 1 goal, plus one, 4 shots, tripping penalty
    • Oscar Lindberg: minus FOUR, 2 shots, roughing penalty
    • Jesper Fast: 2 assists, minus one, 5 shots, holding penalty
    • Danny Kristo: minus two, 1 shot, fight
    • Ryan Haggerty: minus three, 3 shots

    Marek Hrivik goal:

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    The Wolf Pack defeated Portland 2-1 last night:

    • Mat Bodie: 1 shot
    • Conor Allen: 1 shot
    • Dylan McIlrath: 3 shots, fight, unsportsmanlike conduct
    • Ryan Bourque: nothing on scoresheet
    • JT Miller: 1 goal, 2 shots
    • Marek Hrivik: 1 assist, 1 shot
    • Chris Bourque: 3 shots, interference and roughing penalty
    • Oscar Lindberg: 1 assist, 1 shot
    • Jesper Fast: 1 shot
    • Danny Kristo: 2 shots
    • Ryan Haggerty: 1 goal, 2 shots

    Ryan Haggerty:

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    9:56PM: Vigneault said today, "we sent him down to Hartford to play in the middle and I talked to Schoeny and Ken yesterday and he needs to get more seasoning there. I see a possible future where he might be a center. He is comfortable on the wing, I want to see him in the minors and see how he does. On our team right now that is the place where there is availability, if a guy can go down there and learn. JT has tremendous upside and his overall attitude and the way he behaved this year was so professional. I talked to him yesterday about what we are doing and he is going to go down there and work real hard and when we need him again he will be there for us."

    2:24PM: Alain Vigneault said on Saturday that the Rangers sent JT Miller to Hartford to play center. (NYR)

    Vigneault said that he wants Miller to get more "seasoning" down in Hartford because his future with the Rangers is likely to be at center. (NYR)

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    The demotion of JT Miller is a "rush to judgment" on the part of the Rangers after a "very good" camp and then up and down start to the season. (NY Post)

    Miller could be a trade chip for the Rangers but not for a "band-aid" type player like a 5th or 6th defenseman. Miller should be used, if the situation comes about, to try and acquire a player like Joe Thornton or Eric Staal. Larry Brooks says that if the Rangers find themselves in a position where a center like Thornton or Staal could put them over the top, Miller could be part of that kind of a deal. (NY Post)

    There could also come a time where Alain Vigneault may "invest trust and patience" in Miller but right now Vigneault "needs convincing regarding Miller's viability as a Ranger." (NY Post)

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    The Rangers have sent JT Miller and Jesper Fast down to Hartford and called up Chris Mueller.

    Fast played in three games to start the season, was a minus one, had three shots on goal, 2 blocked shots and an average of 12:41 per game. He also saw 1:47 per game on the PK.

    Miller was a minus four in three games, had 7 shots on goal, 4 hits, 3 blocked shots, 1 giveaway, 3 takeaways, 9 faceoff wins and 14 losses and average of 12:06 per game.

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