7/22/17 | Scott Arniel said during this past season that the Rangers want JT Miller to shoot the puck more. (NHL.com)
Over the past two seasons, Miller has scored:
- 15-16: 22 goals on 135 shots, 16.3% shooting percentage
- 16-17: 22 goals on 132 shots, 16.7% shooting percentage
He was 4th on the Rangers in goals last season but 8th in shots on goal. He attempted 20 fewer shots last season (233) than he did the season before (253).
He scored 3 goals on deflections, 2 on slap shots, 7 on snap shots, 4 tip ins and 6 on wrist shots. He also hit the past or crossbar 7 times, had 11 shots go over the net and 38 shots go wide of the net. (NHL.com)
Miller said that he should shoot the puck more and that it's definitely something he "should work on." (NHL.com)
Miller's ability as a passer, he had 13 more assists last in 2015-16, was praised at times last season.
Adam Rotter: Miller's ability as a playmaker really broke through last season and hopefully this season he can add more shots to his game. Miller is far from the only Ranger who can be accused of not shooting enough, with Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes on the same level. Miller has gotten better in each season he has played and the next step for him is to put more pucks on net. He has 30 goal potential but he needs to put more shots on net to make that happen.