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New York Rangers Call up JT Miller from AHL

February 4th, 2013 at 9:24 PM
By PJ Foti

It was a busy Monday for the New York Rangers and in what may be considered a bit of a surprise move, the Blueshirts called up top prospect J.T. Miller from their AHL affiliate the Connecticut Whale.

Miller, 19, is a young but skilled, physical forechecker (6-1, 200 pounds) who won this year’s World Junior Championships as an alternate captain on the U.S. club. The 2011 first-round draft pick (15th overall) will be making his NHL debut once he suits up for the Blueshirts, which will be Tuesday night in Newark against the New Jersey Devils.

He was the youngest player in this year's AHL All-Star game and has appeared in 37 games with Connecticut, scoring eight goals, totaling 20 points, and accumulating 27 penalty minutes this year.

Along with calling up Miller, the Rangers called up Brandon Mashinter. The forward has tallied three goals and four assists with the Whale since being acquired in a trade with the San Jose Sharks earlier in the year.

He stands at 6-4, 230 pounds and he will replace Mike Rupp with his size.

To make room for Miller and Mashinter, the Rangers have sent Benn Ferriero to Connecticut. Ferriero recorded one point with the Rangers in four games since being acquired from Pittsburgh.

Chris Kreider and Ryan Callahan were placed on IR to prevent the team from going over the 23-man roster limit. Both players are expected to return soon.

Tags: AHL, Benn Ferriero, Brandon Mashinter, Chris Kreider, Connecticut Whale, Hockey, J.T. Miller, Mike Rupp, New Jersey Devils, New York, New York Rangers, NHL, Ryan Callahan, San Jose Sharks

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