New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the Blueshirts has agreed to terms with J.T. Miller. The 6’1, 200-pound Ohio native was the 15th overall selection for the Rangers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Miller played in 48 games with the U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL), registering 11 goals and 26 assists, along with 80 penalty minutes. He tied for third among all tournament skaters in points (13), fourth in assists (nine), sixth in goals (four), and seventh with a plus-eight rating. He also was named the top USA player by tournament coaches.
In the 2011 Five Nations Tournament held in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, Miller notched one goal and five assists (tournament best) in four games. The Four Nations Tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden, Miller chipped in with two goals and three assists in four games.
The 18 year-old Miller has tallied 26 goals and 42 assists, and 159 PIM in 95 career games with the USHL. Miller stated on draft night about his play, “I’m a pretty competitive kid, I always want to compete and I’m pretty hard to play against, so I think that’s my best attribute.”