Breakout Player

J.T. Miller

What we saw from this guy down the stretch last regular season and into the postseason was only a glimpse of what’s to come.

The guy is going to be a flat-out stud.

Him and Jesper Fast were so good toward the end of the season that it created such depth and balance across many lines that it essentially saved them in certain clutch spots.

His offensive game is already there. It’s not where it’ll eventually end up, but it’s to the point where he’ll contribute as an offensive force in the Rangers lineup. He tallied 10 goals and 13 assists in 58 games during the regular season, and then picked up a goal and seven assists during the playoffs.

It was Vigneault’s move to put him on the top line with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard that jump-started that line and the offense in general. (Martin St. Louis had nothing left in those old legs of his, and literally acted as an anchor on whichever line he was on).

Even if Miller stays on the third line with Oscar Lindberg, look for 20+ goals from the 22-year old burgeoning star.

The best part about him is his attitude. He doesn’t take crap from anybody.

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