Rankings Rewind: FC’s 30th overalls

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With the 30th overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…

…JT Miller!

There has been no greater selection with the final pick of the first round in Future Considerations’ NHL Draft Ranking than Miller, who was plucked 15th overall by the New York Rangers in 2011.

Miller, who was slotted 30th two years ago, has been the most productive of all those ranked at the bottom of the first round by Future Considerations. The East Palestine, OH product had a standout career with the US NTDP U18 program before jumping to the Plymouth Whalers immediately following the 2011 NHL Draft.

As a 19-year-old, he turned pro and joined the Connecticut Whale, the AHL-affiliate of the Rangers. That didn’t stop him from pacing Team USA to gold at the 2013 World Junior Championship, leading the team in scoring at the event.

His steady development saw him land in the NHL this season, recording two goals and two assists in 26 games in New York. As he continues to evolve as a player, expect his responsibility to grow with the Rangers.

FC’s 30th Ranked Players By Year

2008: Jake Gardiner (ANA, 17th overall)
2009: Michael Lee (PHX, 91st overall)
2010: Jarred Tinordi (MTL, 22nd overall)
2011: JT Miller (NYR, 15th overall)
2012: Tom Wilson (WAS, 16th overall)

2013: Connor Hurley

For six seasons, Future Considerations has been bringing you the best in NHL Draft eligible content. To celebrate the NHL Draft — our sixth, we’re going back through our previous rankings to identify who was the best of the best at each pick, starting with all our 30th overalls and working to our top picks.