K'Andre Miller New York Rangers
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Miller becomes the fourth Rangers defenseman to be named to the All-Rookie Team.

Leen Amin

The 2021 NHL Awards announcements on Tuesday evening were great for the New York Rangers.

Adam Fox was awarded his first career Norris Trophy and defenseman K’Andre Miller was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.

Miller is the fourth Rangers defenseman to be named to the All-Rookie Team and the first since Brady Skjei in 2016-17.

Miller showed maturity, composure, and confidence beyond his years and usually didn’t look like a rookie out on the ice. He was surprisingly good offensively as well.

Playing alongside such a seasoned veteran as Jacob Trouba, who ended up being one of the team’s most important players, was instrumental to Miller’s growth and development.

Miller is viewed as a key part of the Rangers’ defense of the future. He will look to build on his strengths and continue to grow and improve after such an impressive start to his career.

Leen has written about the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and international soccer. She is currently the primary NHL writer for ESNY. Leen's work has been featured on Bleacher Report and she was formerly a contributor for FanSided's New York Mets blog, Rising Apple. She is a co-host of the Yankees-Mets Express podcast.