Andrew Miller is a 5.10, 180 center with a lot of skill, some impressive NCAA boxcars and a long list of awards and accomplishments in junior and college hockey.
- 2012-13: Frozen Four Tournament MVP
- 2012-13: ECAC 1st All-Star
- 2010-11: ECAC 1st All-Star
- 2008-09: USHL Player of the year, leading scorer, 1st All-Star
RE 13-14: 2, 0-0-0
Miller’s offense at Yale was impressive (he scored 77 points over his final 71 games), but Robert Vollman’s new book suggests that the ECAC (the NCAA division Yale plays in) pales in comparison to the stronger WCHA and CCHA. Miller’s NHLE’s over the course of his college career:
- Age 21 82, 3-18-21
- Age 22 82, 7-19-26
- Age 23 82, 4-18-22
- Age 24 82, 10-13-23
I ran Vollman’s new numbers through the AHL team and found Arcobello (82, 11-23-34) to be a significantly more talented offensive player, and considering they’re both undersized players and that Arcobello is about one month older (25 in 10 days, Miller turns 25 September 18th), I’m comfortable in making the bet on Arcobello for 2013-14 over Miller (in terms of GP in the NHL). Vollman’s book is here.