Miller, 20, registered one shot on goal, was credited with one hit and one blocked shot, and logged 11:58 of ice time in the Rangers’ season opener on Thursday at Phoenix. He has recorded two goals and two assists in 27 career regular season games with the Rangers. Last season, Miller made his NHL debut on February 5 at New Jersey, and became the first Ranger to post a multi-goal game as a teenager since 1992 with a two-goal performance in his second NHL appearance on February 7 against the NY Islanders.
The 6-1, 205-pounder returns to Hartford where he registered eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points, along with 29 penalty minutes in 42 games last season. Miller ranked third among team rookies in goals and assists, and tied for fourth in points. He was selected to represent the Eastern Conference at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game on January 28.
The East Palestine, Ohio native was originally selected by the Rangers as a first round choice, 15th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
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