J. T. Miller
|J. T. Miller|
Miller as a Ranger in October 2014
March 14, 1993 |
East Palestine, Ohio, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team||New York Rangers|
|National team||United States|
|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.
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).
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.
In his second game playing for the Rangers, Miller scored twice, leading his team to a 4–1 victory against the New York Islanders. He then 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.
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.
|Representing 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
- Leonard, Pat (November 29, 2014). "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. Archived from the original on 2014-12-05. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
- 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 June 24, 2011.
- "First-rounder Miller agrees to terms". New York Rangers. July 28, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
- Gourlie, M. (May 15, 2012). "McIlrath added to Rangers playoff roster". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Rangers call up 10 players from Whale". New York Rangers. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- "Miller makes U.S. World Junior team". New York Rangers. December 22, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
- "Player Statistics by Team - USA" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
- "Player Statistics by Team: USA" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- J. T. Miller 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