No. 4: J.T. Miller
Toronto is currently shopping for a top-six left-winger and J.T Miller’s name has been rumored.
With one-year left on his contract at $5.25M, Miller is definitely affordable this season with Muzzin on LTIR and could potentially be affordable next year, if Alex Kerfoot is on his way out.
Although, I’m sure Kerfoot would prefer to play in Toronto and compete for a Stanley Cup, he’s actually from Vancouver, so I’m sure he wouldn’t be upset about getting traded back home. As a result, a Miller for Kerfoot and draft picks/prospects could be a good fit for both parties.
Kerfoot is a good player, but he’s not a top-six forward in my opinion. Miller, on the other hand, is a perfect second-line left-winger, which is where he would fit in Toronto. Paired beside John Tavares and William Nylander, Miller can not only bring some more size (6-foot 1, 215 pounds), but can also bring more offense.
During the 2019-20 season, Miller had a breakout year scoring 27 goals and 72 points in 69 games and was a force in the playoffs, with 18 points in 17 games. That play can continued into this year, as Miller is having his best season yet, as he’s on pace for 30 goals and 86 points. (stats: hockeydb.com)
If Toronto can pull of this trade, Leafs fans should go nuts because Miller is exactly the player they need.