"One would wish Miller, or new Kitchener Ranger John Gibson, or new Sarnia Sting Connor Murphy and Reid Boucher, had been upfront prior to the NHL draft about the possibility of ending up in junior, since it's become such a trend. At the same time, this is the off-shoot of the NCAA's insistence on having this hermetically sealed idea about amateurism. It's 2011, not 1911. The inflexibility-as-policy that means a NHL draft choice playing in college cannot attend a September rookie camp and that goalie Julien Laplante lost a year of eligibility for playing one period in a WHL preseason game, forces players' hands."
Jess Rubensteing at The Prospect Park has more this.
Miller originally committed to North Dakota but after being drafted by the Rangers decided to sign with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.
...i don't think any of these guys should be criticized. They all want to become professional hockey players and after being drafted by a team they should have the right after to talking to said team about his future to change their minds. It happens, everyone affiliated with North Dakota hockey needs to get over it and move on.
Interesting. I thought it was odd I guess that after committing to ND, he goes to juniors. Oh well. On another note I have a good feeling about Miller, because I have never seen anyone so dedicated to making the big club right outta the gate. I just hope they don't rush him to the NHL sooo quickly.
Funny how it's OK for all other students, including those on full academic scholarships, to work during their college tenures, but athletes cannot ply their trades for a buck. Surprised this has never been brought up as discimination by anyone in the courts?