J.T. Miller to the Toronto Maple Leafs
Team: Vancouver Canucks
Position: Centre/Left Wing
Cap Hit: $5.25 million until 2023 (all cap info capfriendly.com).
For anyone still missing Zach Hyman, J.T. Miller brings everything to the game Hyman does and more. He would be the best fit of any available forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He’s a versatile player that can play any forward position. He’s fast and gritty. Wins board battles and digs in the corners.
His 114 hits this season are more than twice as many as any Leafs forward who isn’t Wayne Simmonds. Miller is also Vancouver’s top penalty killing forward.
Most importantly though, J.T. Miller is the only player on this list scoring at a point-per-game rate. He’s the ultimate two-way power forward the Toronto Maple Leafs need.
J.T. Miller is also the only player on this list that has a year left on his contract, so the Toronto Maple Leafs can keep him around next year if they move a contract or two.
March 21st is the NHL Trade Deadline and analysists are predicting that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be one of the most active teams. I can’t wait to see what moves they make.