Is it Miller time?

August 30, 2014

He has put up back-to-back seasons of point productivity for the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

Still, the best may be yet to come for Anthony Miller, a 6-foot, 175 pound, 1994 birth-year forward for who the 2014-2015 season will be his final one at the junior level.

Playoffs included, Miller had 30 goals, 29 assists, 59 points in 60 games in 2012-2013 and followed those totals with 35 goals, 42 assists, 77 points in 71 games in 2013-2014.

To be sure, Miller has already established himself as an impact player for the Thunderbirds.

And Kevin Cain, the veteran general manager of the Thunderbirds, is of the notion that Miller could catch the watchful eyes of the Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association recruiters in 2014-2015.

For starters, Cain touched on Miller’s character and intelligence.

“Anthony is a class kid who is always first to put time into working in the community,” Cain began. “He has been an important part of what we do here with quality people and players. He is a very good skater, understands the game and is very coachable.”

Cain went a step further in his thoughts on what Miller is capable of on the ice in 2014-2015.

“I expect Anthony to lead our team offensively this year and I believe he will earn himself a long D1 look,” Cain said evenly.

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