3/16/20 | The Rangers have officially announced Miller’s signing and that his contract begins in the 2020-21 season.
Adam Rotter: MIller was part of a Wisconsin team that seemed to falter under the expectations that came with having multiple first round picks on the roster. It doesn’t seem like he took a big step forward in his development from his freshman to sophomore seasons but Miller remains an enormous part of the Rangers future. Since he was drafted he has drawn comparisons to when the Rangers drafted Chris Kreider in 2009: raw but with enormous potential and every physical attribute you want from a player. Kreider played three years at BC, needed some stints in Hartford and took a few years before he came close to being the player that the Rangers just invested seven-years in. The Rangers are deep on the left side and can afford to let Miller spend most of, or a whole season, in Hartford next year. As a 20-year old the Rangers don’t need him immediately, especially with how Ryan Lindgren has developed, and Miller, who is still relatively new to playing defense, can take his time to develop and become an impact player down the line.
3/13/20 | 8:30PM: Miller has signed a three-year entry level contract that begins in 2020-21, according to Cap Friendly.
3/10/20 | 12:19PM: Brooks says that the Rangers are nearing agreement with Miller. (NY Post)
8:16AM: Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that the Rangers are talking with the representatives of 2018 first-round pick K’Andre Miller about leaving Wisconsin.
Miller, 20, just completed his sophomore season at Wisconsin where he had 7 goals and 11 assists in 36 games.
Brooks writes that ideally, for the Rangers, Miller would sign an entry-level contract that begins next season and join the Wolf Pack for the remainder of this season. (NY Post)
Chris Drury said in the Rangers 10/28/19 Prospect Report of Miller, “he’s grown a lot as a player since a lot of us saw him before drafting him. Physically, he’s loaded with a ton of tools, size, skating. There’s a lot of things to like. Defensively, the more and more he plays at high levels, like at the World Juniors and in college, he’s getting better and better.”
For what the Rangers Prospect Reports said of Miller last year, Click HERE.
Chris Peters of ESPN ranked Miller 37th in his list of top NHL prospects, noting that while he had a dip this season statistically and needs to work on his puck management, he is still “very good” in transition and “there’s so much raw talent there.”
Scott Wheeler of The Athletic recently ranked Miller as the Rangers third-best prospect, with him writing that while Miller “hasn’t taken a step forward after an excellent freshman season,” he “remains one of the better defense prospects in hockey.”
Wheeler spent time this season at Wisconsin and wrote that Miller’s sights have been set on MSG and that because of his class schedule, he spends between “30 and 40 hours a week at the rink, not including the full days he’s there on weekends.” (The Athletic)