Rangers and K’Andre Miller agree to terms on ELC

Well the hockey news continues for the New York Rangers as they have come to terms with 1st round draft pick, K’Andre Miller.

Scouting Report via The Draft Analyst

It is more than reasonable to think that Miller is developing into everything the Rangers had hoped for when they drafted him 22st overall. Although his current rate of 0.58 points per game is slightly lower than last year’s 0.85 average, the 6-foot-5, 211-pound Miller remains a critical piece to Wisconsin’s young offense by cleaning up in his own end and quickly transitioning the other way. 

There are several superlatives that can describe Miller’s overall play during the weekend series but the obvious ones are consistency and dependability. He provides his coach with a high effort level from shift to shift; one that intensifies if necessary but never dips below an acceptable degree of performance. Simply put, Miller is a battler who finds a way to equally distribute his responsibilities between defense and offense and does so with a high success rate.

Several factors remain before we can determine if Miller will ever become a No. 1 defenseman for the Rangers in the mold of a Ryan McDonagh — multiple premier two-way defense prospects in the system will dictate those terms as much as Miller’s individual development. If a hypothetical situation existed where the organization were thin on blueliners and it were only Miller who distinguished himself, then it would make sense to earmark him as a potential star with cornerstone upside.

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Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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