Dual Threat: Miller is a solid finisher and smart playmaker. He can beat goaltenders from distance with a vicious wrister or drive the net in search of garbage goals. He also boasts the vision to pick apart defenses that get a little loose in coverage. Just a solid all-around weapon.
Versatile: Not only is he well-rounded offensively, but he can comfortably adapt to different playing styles. He can thrive on a scoring line or take on more defensive assignments. He can also switch between winger and center, and he’s become fairly reliable at the dot.
Strength: The 6’1”, 218-pounder isn’t shy about throwing his weight around. He’s a sturdy pseudo-power forward who can steamroll opponents or squeeze them off the puck down low. He uses his frame well in possession too, holding off defenders before shoulder-checking and making his next decision.
Decision-making: Unfortunately, those decisions are sometimes rather questionable. Whether it’s a blind pass into traffic or a careless dangle in front of his net, Miller often attempts plays that would get others benched. He has the skill to pull them off once in a while, but he goes to that well a bit too frequently.
Engagement Level: It’s hard to tell which Miller you’re going to get on any given night. He goes from dominant two-way forward to sleepwalking veteran. And when he’s off, he’s a high-risk, low-motor liability. With more consistency, he’d be among the most valuable wingers around.