Miller, 19, is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward who’s having himself quite the year.
He was a key member of Team USA’s gold medal-winning side at the World Juniors — he tied for the team lead in points (nine) and paced America with seven assists in seven games — and recently represented Connecticut at the AHL All-Star game.
Miller’s notched 20 points in 37 games for the Whale this year — pretty solid numbers given it’s his first professional season — and could make his NHL debut Tuesday when the Rangers travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils.
In related moves, the Blueshirts sent Benn Ferriero to the Whale and also recalled Brandon Mashinter, the former San Jose farmhand that played in 13 games for the Sharks in 2010-11.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.