K’Andre Miller

New York Rangers
Photo courtesy of usahockey.com

Fantasy Summary

Converted from forward to defense. Still raw as a prospect but has great tools. Tremendous athlete with excellent skating ability. Good offensive skills but upside is still a bit of a mystery.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 21, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 22

Observations

August 2019 – Miller enters his sophomore season at the University of Wisconsin as one of the most exciting defensive prospects outside of the NHL. After maintaining a strong 200-foot game throughout his rookie NCAA campaign, the 22nd overall selection continued to impress at the World Junior Summer Showcase for team USA. Barring any unforeseen events, Miller will have the opportunity take his recognition up another step by leading team USA’s blueline at the 2020 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic. The Rangers’ will surely take a run at signing Miller next summer ahead of his junior campaign. Brayden Olafson

December 2018 – Since joining the Wisconsin Badgers, Miller has been off to an outstanding start as a freshman. Thanks to his exhibited offense, the Rangers prospect will have the opportunity to represent the Americans heavily in Vancouver – potentially even on a first pairing unit with Quinn Hughes. There’s little reason for him not to be selected for the final roster, and such an outcome would be extremely disappointing given his hot start. The tournament should prove to be an excellent opportunity for him to elevate his play on the international stage. Brayden Olafson

October 2018 – Half-a-dozen games into his collegiate career, the Rangers’ second selection in the first round of the 2018 entry draft is making a significant offensive impact as a Wisconsin Badger. The squad is among the most productive in Division I thus far, averaging 4.5 goals per game collectively. Miller, who may be flying slightly under the radar as a fantasy future, is making a statement early on that he could turn out to be much more than a run-of-the-mill two-way defender. While his size provides him with a competitive advantage in the NCAA, the lack of time that it has taken him to familiarize himself with the full-time change of pace is impressive. It remains early, but his apparent versatility is making us all appreciate his potential. Brayden Olafson

June 2018 – The Rangers traded up from 26th overall to select Miller in the 22-hole once they realized that the Sharks wouldn’t be selecting him. The now-defensemen recently transitioned from a forward, and tends to apply his offensive skillset to an already well-rounded and responsible defensive game. His exceptional overall fitness level has been largely attributed to being a multi-sport athlete throughout his childhood. Miller’s potential floor is extremely respectable, and his ceiling remains to be entirely nailed down. He’ll join the University of Wisconsin Badgers next fall where the Rangers will happily allow him to develop as his own pace. Brayden Olafson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Minnetonka High USHS-MN 25 4 2 6 2 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  MNBEL Canadiens Bantam 16 7 9 16 - |          
 2015-2016 Team Kelly USA-S15 5 0 3 3 - |          
  Minnetonka High USHS-MN 25 5 11 16 12 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Team Southwest UMHSEHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors USHL 34 0 7 7 12 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 54 3 14 17 16 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 1 0 1 1 0 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors USHL 22 4 12 16 6 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 58 9 20 29 26 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 1 2 3 4 |          
 2018-2019 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 26 5 17 22 18 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 6 0 1 1 0 |          
 2019-2020 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA - - - - - |          

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