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K’Andre Miller named to the All-Rookie Team

K’Andre Miller was one of two defensemen named to the 2020-21 All-Rookie Team.

Miller finished second in the voting with 74 points. NJ’s Ty Smith finished first with 91 points.

From the NHL:

  • Miller, the 22nd overall selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, ranked second among rookie defensemen in both average time on ice (21:07) and total time on ice (1,118:49) while registering a +9 rating – tied for second among first-year blueliners.
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K’Andre Miller is on the Covid list

5:22PM: K’Andre Miller is on the NHL’s Covid list and will not play tonight against the Flyers.

He joins Kaapo Kakko as the only Rangers on the Covid list.

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K’Andre Miller is playing his way into the lineup

Following last night’s scrimmage, David Quinn said that he thought “K’Andre Miller was really good tonight.” (NYR)

Miller skated on the left side of Brendan Smith, as he has through most of training camp. (NYR)

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Statement from the Rangers on today’s video chat with K’Andre Miller

4/4/20| According to John Shannon, the FBI is now involved.

4/3/20 | From the Rangers:

“We held an online video chat with fans and New York Rangers prospect, K’Andre Miller, during which a vile individual hijacked the chat to post racial slurs, which we disabled as soon as possible. We were incredibly appalled by this behavior, which has no place online, on the ice, or anywhere, and we are investigating the matter.”

From the NHL:

“The National Hockey League is appalled that a video call arranged today by the New York Rangers to introduce their fans to one of the League’s incoming stars, K’Andre Miller, was hacked with racist, cowardly taunts. The person who committed this despicable act is in no way an NHL fan and is not welcome in the hockey community.

“No one deserves to be subjected to such ugly treatment and it will not be tolerated in our League. We join with the Rangers in condemning this disgusting behavior.”

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K’Andre Miller signs entry-level contract with the Rangers

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)

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K’Andre Miller suspended by Wisconsin for violating team rules

K’Andre Miller has been suspended by the Wisconsin Badgers for violating team rules, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

He was not at Wisconsin practice today with associate coach Mark Osiecki saying that it was related to the suspension. (Wisconsin State Journal)

Miller was picked as a unanimous member of the preseason All-Big Ten first team. (NYR)