As first reported by USA Today and later confirmed by The Pipeline Show, standout recruit J.T. Miller has decided to go play in the Ontario Hockey League instead of UND.
Miller has not returned a text from the Herald yet. A message also has been left with his advisor.
Miller originally committed to UND last October and went No. 15 overall to the New York Rangers in the draft last month. He was the first WCHA player selected in the draft.
After being picked, he told reporters that he was going to North Dakota and that he looked forward to “playing hard, just like the Sioux do.”
But things have obviously changed in the last two weeks.
The Ohio product will probably sign with the Rangers and play in the OHL — a similar move pulled by Colorado College recruit John Moore. Plymouth has his rights.
Miller was expected to headline the freshman class alongside his U.S. Under-18 linemate, Rocco Grimaldi.