NHL Central Scouting 23rd (North American skaters)
Red Line Report 9th overall
International Scouting Services 17th overall
ESPN.com 14th overall
TSN 18th overall
The Hockey News 59th overall
Finished third on the USA Under-18 team in scoring with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 48 games. Led the USA in scoring at the 2011 World Under-18 Championship, registering 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 6 games as team won gold.
Played for the USA Under-17 team, registering 15 goals and 26 assists in 46 games. Had 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists) in 6 games at USA won the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
ESPN.com Scouting Report
Positives: Shot and finishing, skating, physical play.
"Very physical, naturally strong and aggressive. Easily overpowers defenders and strips them of the puck in battles. Plays a very complete brand of hockey - skating, hitting, crashing net and creating. Plays a consistently hard, punishing game that creates problems for opposing defences and gives linemates plenty of room to operate. Shows very good hands and offensive hockey sense. Power skater with very good speed, acceleration and balance. Hard wrist shot with a quick release." - Red Line Report 2011 Draft Guide
"He is a very difficult player to contain off the rush and always seems to be able to find open ice away from the puck. He has a great shot and can muscle his way into difficult spaces or out work opponents to create space for his teammates. He plays a great gritty style that will make him a very versatile prospect moving forward. Miller is heart and soul and will do whatever it takes to win and can up his game when the stakes are high." - International Scouting
Services 2011 Draft Guide
"He gives you the same effort every shift. He works his butt off. He has skill and maybe he can play on your top two lines, but I think he'll be better at the NHL level as a role player and defensive specialist." - A scout, quoted in The Hockey News Draft Preview 2011
Season Team GP G A PTS +- PIM
2010-11 USA Under-18 48 11 26 37 - 80
2009-10 USA Under-17 46 15 16 31 - 79