J. T. Miller
Jonathan Tanner "J. T." Miller (born March 14, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey left winger for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the New York Rangers in the first-round, 15th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. A versatile player, Miller can play as a center or winger.
|J. T. Miller|
Miller with the Lightning in 2018
March 14, 1993|
East Palestine, Ohio, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning|
New York Rangers
15th overall, 2011|
New York Rangers
Miller grew up in a residential area in East Palestine, Ohio, blocks away from the East Palestine City School District campus, attending through grades kindergarten through 10th. 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. Miller played in the 2006 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Pittsburgh Hornets minor ice hockey team. In 2009, Miller moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to participate in USA Hockey's two-year National Team Development Program (U.S. NTDP).
Miller began 2009–10 with the U.S. NTDP of the United States Hockey League (USHL). After two seasons playing in the program, he was selected in the first round, 15th overall, of 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' Stanley Cup playoff roster.
Miller joined the Rangers organization for the 2012–13 season. After beginning the season with the Connecticut Whale of the AHL, Miller was recalled by the Rangers on February 5. On February 7, he recorded his first two career NHL goals, against Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders in a 4–1 win. After the Whale season concluded, Miller was added to the Rangers' 2013 playoff roster, but did not play in a game.
Miller wore #47 during the 2012–13 season, but switched to #10 for the 2013–14 season. Miller split time between the Rangers and the Hartford Wolf Pack during the season, but did not play with the Rangers during their run to the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals.
Miller had a breakout season in 2015–16, scoring 22 goals and 21 assists, 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.
Miller set even higher marks during the 2016–17 season. Despite finishing with the same goal total of 22, he put up 34 assists for a career-high 56 points.
During the 2018 NHL Winter Classic, Miller scored the overtime-winning goal in a 3–2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field in Queens, New York. On February 26, 2018, Miller was traded (along with Ryan McDonagh) to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Libor Hájek, Brett Howden, Vladislav Namestnikov, a first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
|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 playoffsEdit
|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|
|2016–17||New York Rangers||NHL||82||22||34||56||21||12||0||3||3||21|
|2017–18||New York Rangers||NHL||63||13||27||40||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||19||10||8||18||12||17||2||6||8||15|
|2018–19||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||75||13||34||47||30||4||0||2||2||0|
|2016||Team North America||WCH||5th||1||0||0||0||0|
- 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 December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
- "Miller joins Lightning's quest". The Morning Journal. February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
The 24-year-old Miller attended East Palestine schools through his sophomore year
- NHL Draft: Coraopolis's Miller ranks high among power forwards - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
- "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 recall Miller, Mashinter". American Hockey League. February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- "J.T. Miller first NHL goal against Islanders". SBNation. February 7, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- "Rangers call up 10 players from Whale". New York Rangers. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- Peters, Chris (July 15, 2015). "Rangers re-sign RFAs J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast to short-term deals". cbssports.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
- "Rangers, Miller agree to contract extension". National Hockey League. June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
- "Special goal for J.T. Miller in big win for Rangers at Winter Classic". National Hockey League. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
- "Lightning acquire D Ryan McDonagh, F J.T. Miller from New York Rangers". NHL.com. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- "Hoffman scores twice, Senators win to stop Lightning run". sportsnet.ca. March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
- "Lightning re-sign forward J.T. Miller to five-year contract". NHL.com. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
- "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". ice.wch2016.com. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
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|Awards and achievements|
| New York Rangers first round draft pick