Rangers Roundup: Watch K’Andre Miller score twice in Da Beauty League; future defense; and more

By Forever Blueshirts
Jan 16, 2021; New York, NY, USA; K’Andre Miller #79 of the New York Rangers takes the shot in warm-ups prior to the game against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on January 16, 2021 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Da Beauty League is back, and K’Andre Miller has joined the fun. Based in Minnesota, this summer league attracts young pros from different levels of play, including the NHL.

In its first night of opening action, young Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller scored twice.

K’Andre Miller scores two in Da Beauty League

There is no denying that K’Andre Miller had an amazing rookie season. It all culminated for the 21 year-old budding star with a spot on the NHL’s All-Rookie Team. In his first season fresh out of college he recored 12 points, a +9 rating in 53 games while averaging 21:07 a game.

So what’s K’Andre up to now? Just scoring goals and having some fun.

Here’s his first, a wicked wrister from the circle.

His second goal, the puck finds him in the slot.

After the game, Miller met fans and made some kids smile.

Rangers future blue on defense

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Jun 22, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Nils Lundkvist puts on a team cap after being selected as the number twenty-eight overall pick to the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers put out a two minute video to discuss why they decided to draft four promising defensemen.

Director of Player Development, Jed Ortmeyer talks about Nils Lundkvist, Matthew Robertson, Braden Schneider, and Zac Jones.

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