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After spending time with the AHL’s Hartford Wolfpack, centerman J.T. Miller was called up to play in tonight’s matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks. He totaled 26 points in 26 games so far with the Wolfpack this season. He skated on Wednesday morning, and again this morning to practice with his NHL teammates. The Rangers organization has a tendency to keep younger players in the minor league for development purposes. Those young prospects are the future of the team, so why keep them in the minor leagues for so long? The Pittsburgh Penguins have the right idea. They keep their team young, and their success has been obvious, winning a Stanley Cup in 2009. Of course all teams need their veteran players, with both their leadership qualities and experience. J.T. Miller is a player with a bright future, and keeping him on the Rangers line up will benefit the team for sure.
In a recent interview about being called up, Miller says he’s thankful for the opportunity. He says he appreciates being given another shot to play more consistently for the Rangers.