Following last night’s scrimmage, which was not televised, David Quinn had nothing but glowing remarks for rookie defenseman K’Andre Miller. Miller has been a standout in camp thus far, and Quinn has taken it one step further. Quinn stated that K’Andre Miller is forcing his way onto the Rangers roster come opening night, which is bold given it’s only three days into camp.
The possibility of Miller making the Rangers out of camp has always been there. He was invited to postseason camp in August to get time with NHLers. At the time, Quinn mentioned he would have dressed Miller if he were able. While Miller is certainly a top prospect with top pairing potential, I personally thought he was pumping the kids tires at the time. Apparently Quinn should have been taken at his word.
By all accounts Miller has been by far the best defenseman in camp. Quinn has been particularly impressed with Miller’s decisions with the puck. Miller has a ton of skill that apparently is no longer just raw skill. There’s still a long way to go, but K’Andre Miller making the opening night roster seems more and more likely with each passing day.