It appears as a can JT Miller The action began earlier this month when the entire NHL gathered in Montreal for the draft. The Vancouver Canucks were unable to work out an extension and several The report appeared Says the “Miller Clock” has started.
But then the draft came and went without incident, the Canucks added Ilya Mikheev, Andrei Kuzmenko, and others in free agency, and is now expressing his desire to stay at Miller’s camp in Vancouver. In an article for The Athletic, Herman Dayal quoted agent Brian Bartlett:
I think there is a realistic path to an extension with the Canucks. JT loves it in Vancouver. He thinks the team is improving, he likes his role there, his family likes the city.
The message from Miller’s camp will put pressure on the Canucks, who have always maintained there is no rush to make a decision on the veteran forward. With him signed through the 2022-23 campaign, they have plenty of time to decide whether to trade or extend Miller and could even hold it off until the end of the year.
They’ve also hinted that an expansion is possible, though whether they’ll offer anything suitable for Miller’s camp remains to be seen. Coming off a 32-goal, 99-point season, where he was the best player on the ice on many nights, the 29-year-old is in line for a huge extension, whether he stays with the Canucks or not.