At 15, Clark, the team's director of player personnel said, "there was no one (on the board) that had all the qualities that JT had. There could be someone who will score more goals, there could be somebody that's going to be a faster skater, but if you want to put size with skating with character with grit with work ethic with playmaking ability and scoring ability, no one had all those qualities in their game. He had them all."
While Miller compares his energetic style to the Pens' Chris Kunitz, Clark said "he's like a Dubi (Brandon Dubinsky), Mike Richards. Every shift he expends everything he's got...He started coming up in a lot of the rankings from April because he was really one of the best players in the tournament in April. ...He validated what we had seen all year."
As for the verbal committment to North Dakota, Clark said: "I dont think he's made a decision yet. That's something he's going to have to certainly talk about....We'll talk about and see what's going on."