The New York Rangers signed their top draft pick J.T. Miller to an entry level contract today. The good news for Connecticut Whale fans is because Miller, a 6-1, 200-pound forward, was drafted from the USHL and not a junior league so he can play in the American Hockey League.
Miller is 18 years of age and had a very good season last year. He has strong international experience having skated in 48 games as a member of the US National Under-18 team.
Put another way, he can play.
Some are reporting that Miller is still expected to play at Plymouth (OHL) despite his eligibility to play with the Whale…
Here’s the official release:
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With their first pick in the 2011 NHL Entry draft, 15th overall, the New York Rangers selected centerman J.T. Miller.
One never knows what’s going to happen or how a player is going to turn out from the first round.
Will they turn out to be like Hall-of-Famer Brian Leetch (#9 overall in 1986) or will they be a Michael Stewart (#13 overall in 1990) who never played a single game in the NHL.
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