J.T. Miller Makes US Eval Camp

August 10, 2011, by

Looks like the Gordie Clark and company knew what they were doing when they drafted J.T. Miller 15th overall this past June.  Miller made the US Junior Team Eval Camp after a few days of tryouts.  He will likely be playing with tryout linemate Rocco Grimaldi, as they showed terrific chemistry throughout the tryouts, scrimmages, and exhibitions.  The other player on that line, 5th round draft pick Shane McColgan, was cut from the team.  McColgan, like Miller and Grimaldi, had a strong tryout, but it was not enough to crack the very talented US roster.

The US forwards include first round picks Miller (2011), Austin Watson (2010), Emerson Etem (2010), Charlie Coyle (2010), and Nick Bjugstad (2010).


  1. Ed says:

    He was the first american drafted this year. Him making the junior team hardly means that Clark and co. knew what they were doing.

    On another note, is the team really finalized already? That is very surprising, especially considering some of these players may end up with their NHL squad and thus unable to play in the tourney

  2. Jess says:

    Sorry you are jumping the gun here, this is just the final roster of the evaluation camp.

    What it means is Miller will be on the invite list for the final camp to be held right before the 2012 World Under 20 championship.