J. T. Miller
|J. T. Miller|
March 14, 1993 |
East Palestine, OH, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|New York Rangers
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
|NHL Draft||15th overall, 2011
New York Rangers
|Competitor for United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
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). He was selected 15th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Two Team USA Forwards Commit to North Dakota". USHL. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- "First-rounder Miller agrees to terms". New York Rangers. July 28, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
- "Miller makes U.S. World Junior team". New York Rangers. December 22, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
- "Player Statistics by Team - USA". IIHF. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
- Gourlie, M. (May 15, 2012). "McIlrath added to Rangers playoff roster". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Player Statistics by Team: USA". IIHF. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- NHL Draft: Coraopolis's Miller ranks high among power forwards - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- "Rangers call up 10 players from Whale". New York Rangers. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- J. T. Miller's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- J. T. Miller's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|New York Rangers first round draft pick