Although the Rangers have a bit of a logjam in the defense, adding another right-handed defenseman couldn’t hurt. Colin Miller, only 24, has only played part of two NHL seasons. Miller has only played with the Boston Bruins so far in his career.
In his short time in the NHL, Miller has shown a good two-way skill set. In his first taste of NHL action, a 42 game stint two seasons ago, he scored 3 goals and 13 assists. Last season, he faltered slightly, only posting 6 goals and 7 assists in 61 games.
As for the Rangers’ need of another defenseman, well, they don’t really need one. However, Miller would provide that extra depth that championship teams need. An extra right-handed defenseman with NHL experience would allow the Rangers to pick and choose which players need more development, like Neal Pionk, and which players win roster spots, currently a battle between newcomer Anthony DeAngelo and veterans Marc Staal and Nick Holden.