With two preseason games remaining for the New York Rangers, head coach Alain Vigneault said now is generally the time the roster is thinned out, and the remaining players are the ones who will make the team. But ahead of the Rangers game Monday night at Madison Square Garden against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Rangers training camp group still consisted of 21 forwards and 10 defensemen, a nod to a competition Vigneaut said hasn't finished playing itself out yet. But the head coach was ready to reveal one piece to New York's lineup puzzle. Forward J.T. Miller, who began training camp by being moved to center, will being the regular season on the wing, Vigneault said. "A lot of guys are making it very hard for us as far as decision-making," Vigneault said. "With J.T., his versatility, he can play left, right, in the middle, it’s such a bonus for a team. We wanted to give him a little bit more experience by starting him off [at center], but right now in my mind with the performance of a few of our guys down the middle, (David) Desharnais coming in, in my estimation is playing well, J.T. is going to start on wing."
J.T. Miller to begin season on the wing for New York Rangers
Sporting News | Sep 25