J. T. Miller

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J. T. Miller
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Born (1993-03-14) March 14, 1993 (age 21)
East Palestine, OH, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
New York Rangers
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2011
New York Rangers
Playing career 2009–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for United States United States
World Junior Championships
Gold 2013 Ufa
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold 2011 Germany
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Gold 2010 Ontario

Jonathan Tanner "J. T." Miller (born March 14, 1993) is an American ice hockey player who currently plays for the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League. Miller previously played for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program of the United States Hockey League (USHL).[1] He was selected 15th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.[2] He was selected to represent the United States in the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he played in six games, scoring two goals and two assists.[3][4] In 2011-12, he played junior hockey for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League and joined the Connecticut Whale for the American Hockey League playoffs. He registered one assist in eight AHL playoff games. After Connecticut was eliminated, Miller was added to the Rangers' playoff roster.[5] 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.[6]

Early life[edit]

Miller grew up in a residential area just blocks away from the East Palestine Ohio Elementary, Middle, and High School; which he attended through his sophomore year of high school. Miller began playing hockey at a very young age, and while highly active in other organized athletics such as drag racing, baseball, and football, it was apparent that hockey was the favorite. He played for several teams from age 5 through 12, before ending up with the Pittsburgh Hornets from age 12 to age 16; living in the Pittsburgh suburb of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.[7] In 2009, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to participate in the two year program with Team USA's National Team Development Program. He was first round draft pick by the New York Rangers in 2011 and went on to play with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) in Plymouth, Michigan in 2011.

In his second game playing for the New York Rangers, Miller scored twice, leading his team to a 4-1 victory against the New York Islanders. He scored his first NHL goal on February 7, 2013 as a New York Ranger at the 1:29 mark of the first period against Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders.

After the 2012-13 Whale season, he was added to the Rangers' playoff roster.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 U.S. National Development Team USHL 29 5 7 12 32
2010–11 U.S. National Development Team USHL 21 3 12 15 48
2011-12 Plymouth Whalers OHL 61 25 37 62 61 13 2 8 10 18
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 8 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Connecticut Whale AHL 42 8 15 23 29
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
NHL totals 56 5 5 10 26 4 0 2 2 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States U-17 Gold medal icon.svg 6 5 4 9 28
2011 United States U18 Gold medal icon.svg 6 4 9 13 6
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 2 2 4 0
2013 United States WJC Gold medal icon.svg 7 2 7 9 2
Junior totals 25 13 22 35 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Team USA Forwards Commit to North Dakota". USHL. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-rounder Miller agrees to terms". New York Rangers. July 28, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Miller makes U.S. World Junior team". New York Rangers. December 22, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Player Statistics by Team - USA". IIHF. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ Gourlie, M. (May 15, 2012). "McIlrath added to Rangers playoff roster". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Player Statistics by Team: USA". IIHF. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ NHL Draft: Coraopolis's Miller ranks high among power forwards - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  8. ^ "Rangers call up 10 players from Whale". New York Rangers. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dylan McIlrath
New York Rangers first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Brady Skjei