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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RANGERS MAKE SIX SELECTIONS IN 2011 NHL DRAFT
Blueshirts select 4 forwards and 2 defensemen
New York, June 25, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather, along with Director of Player Personnel, Gordie Clark, oversaw the club’s activity in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The club, which held six picks in the draft, selected four forwards and two defensemen.
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