Feb 23, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; New York Rangers center J.T. Miller (10) and New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin (51) fight during the second period at Prudential Center. Miller received a match penalty for having tape too low on his hand. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
3. J.T. Miller
Very rapidly — this is how J.T. Miller has risen to the occasion on Broadway.
We know he has the skill. The 23-year-old first round pick can skate with the best and out grit the toughest of the league. Aside from Kreider (and possibly Kevin Klein), Miller is the other rare Ranger who can drop the gloves on a semi-regular basis.
A season ago, Miller ranked third on the club with 174 hits. His strength is still underrated around the league and those who underestimate him feel the punch on a regular basis.