|J. T. Miller|
|Born||March 14, 1993,|
East Palestine, Ohio, U.S.
|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
|NHL team||New York Rangers|
|Ntl. team||United States of America|
|NHL Draft||15th overall, 2011|
New York Rangers
Jonathan Tanner "J. T." Miller (born March 14, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey left winger for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Rangers in the first round, 15th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. A versatile player, Miller can play as a center or winger.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Miller grew up in a residential area in East Palestine, Ohio, blocks away from the East Palestine Ohio Elementary, Middle and High Schools, attending all three, albeit only for the sophomore year of the latter. He began playing ice hockey at a young age and also participated in other organized athletics, including baseball and football. Miller played for several ice hockey teams from the age of five through 12 before ending up with the Pittsburgh Hornets from age 12 to age 16, as at the time his family was living in the Pittsburgh suburb of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. In 2009, Miller moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to participate in USA Hockey's two-year National Team Development Program (US NTDP).
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Amateur[edit | edit source]
Miller began 2009–10 with the US NTDP of the United States Hockey League (USHL). After two seasons playing in the program, he was then selected in the first round, 15th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.
For the 2011–12 season, Miller transitioned to major junior ice hockey, joining the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Towards latter stages of the season, he then joined the Connecticut Whale, the Rangers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, for their run in the 2012 Calder Cup playoffs. He registered one assist in eight playoff games, and after Connecticut was eliminated, Miller was added to the Rangers' playoff roster.
Professional[edit | edit source]
In his second game playing for the Rangers, Miller scored his first career NHL goal on February 7, 2013, as a Ranger at the 1:29 mark of the first period against Evgeni Nabokov of the Islanders. He would score again in the 2nd period.
Miller wore #47 during the 2012-13 season, but for 2013-14 switched to wearing #10, which had been worn by Marian Gaborik the previous season. Miller split time between the Rangers and the Wolf Pack during the 2013-14 season, but did not play with the Rangers during their run to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.
Miller finally secured a full-time roster spot with the Rangers during the 2014-15 season, putting up 10 goals and 13 assists (23 points) in 58 games.
Miller had a breakout season in 2015-16, scoring 22 goals and 21 assists (43 points), at times finding himself on the Rangers top line with Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello. After the season, Miller signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract extension with the Rangers.
International play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
Miller was also selected to represent the United States at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he led the team with seven assists and tied for the team lead with nine points, winning a gold medal in the process.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2012–13||New York Rangers||NHL||26||2||2||4||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New York Rangers||NHL||30||3||3||6||18||4||0||2||2||2|
|2013–14||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||41||15||28||43||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||18||6||9||15||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New York Rangers||NHL||58||10||13||23||23||19||1||7||8||2|
|2015–16||New York Rangers||NHL||82||22||21||43||46||5||0||3||3||4|
International[edit | edit source]
|2016||Team North America||WCH||5th||1||0||0||0||0|
References[edit | edit source]
- Leonard, Pat. "Rangers recall J.T. Miller to replace grieving Chris Kreider in Saturday's lineup vs. Flyers following death of Kreider's grandfather", New York Daily News, November 29, 2014. Retrieved on 2014-11-29. Archived from the original on 2014-12-05.
- NHL Draft: Coraopolis's Miller ranks high among power forwards - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Two Team USA Forwards Commit to North Dakota. USHL (October 27, 2010). Retrieved on June 24, 2011.
- First-rounder Miller agrees to terms. New York Rangers (July 28, 2011). Retrieved on January 5, 2012.
- Gourlie, M. (May 15, 2012). McIlrath added to Rangers playoff roster. Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved on May 16, 2012.
- Rangers call up 10 players from Whale. New York Rangers (April 28, 2013). Retrieved on April 29, 2013.
- Miller makes U.S. World Junior team. New York Rangers (December 22, 2011). Retrieved on January 5, 2012.
- Player Statistics by Team - USA. IIHF. Retrieved on January 5, 2012.
- Player Statistics by Team: USA. IIHF. Retrieved on January 7, 2013.
[edit | edit source]
- J. T. Miller's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- J. T. Miller's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|New York Rangers first round draft pick