Jonathan Tanner “J. T.” Miller (born 14.3.1993) is an American ice hockey winger. He has played in the NHL since 2012 and he has played with New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and currently with Vancouver Canucks.
In 2009, Miller joined USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (U.S NTDP), based on Ann Arbor. In 2011-12 season Miller moved to major junior ice hockey and moved to Plymouth Whalers (OHL). Miller has been drafted 15th overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft by New York Rangers and he moved later of the season 2011-12 to the Rangers affiliate team Connecticut Whale in AHL. Miller played 2012 Calder Cup playoffs with Connecticut Whale.
New York Rangers
Miller joined the Rangers organization for the 2012-13 season. He started season in AHL with Connecticut Whale, but he was called up to NHL on 5.2.2013 by the Rangers. Next season, 2013-14, Miller again split time between the Rangers and AHL (this time Hartford Wolf Pack). Miller finally got full-time spot with the Rangers during 2014-15 season – He played 58 games and made 23 (10+13) points.
Next season, 2015-16, Miller had a breakout season – he played with the Rangers on top line and made 43 (22+21) points. Miller set higher marks during the 2016-17 season and recorded 56 (22+34) points. On 26.2.2018, Miller was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks
On 26.6.2018, Miller signed five-year contract with the Lightning. He played 75 games in season 2018-19 with the Lightning and made 47 (13+34) points. On 22.6.2019, Miller was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. Miller played his best season according to numbers in 2019-20 with the Canucks – he played 69 regular season games and made 72 (27+45) points. He continued his good form in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and made again over one point per game – 17 games and 18 (6+12) points.
J. T. Miller represented Team USA in the 2012 and 2013 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – in 2013 championships, team USA won gold medals. Miller has been played four times in IIHF World Championships (2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019) – in 2018 championships, team USA won bronze medals.