Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 8/10/12
Since Tuesday's roster cut, Team USA's National Junior team has cruised passed Finland 5-2 and Sweden 10-2 the last two days, with Rangers prospects impressing along the way.

After going scoreless in the victory over Finland on Wednesday, J.T. Miller (2011 - 1st) had a standout performance yesterday vs. Sweden with 1g, 1a...

Absolutely. He's been solid much of camp. #NJEC RT @8kpower do you think J.T. Miller can hold his own on Team USA's top 6 and be productive?

— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) August 9, 2012

Rangers Assistant General Manager Jeff Gorton adds this about Miller's performance at camp so far (via Blueshirts United)...

"JT is looking at a bigger role this year," Gorton said of the Rangers top pick from the 2011 NHL Draft. "And hopefully he continues to bring that two-way game, adds some offense to that group--which we saw the first couple of days in Lake Placid---and just continues to get better."

...i know the OHL expert Adam interviewed the other day said Miller needs another year in junior, but I just don't see him going back. He'll either be holding Brad Richards or Wade Redden's bags this season depending on how well he does at camp.

Meanwhile, Brady Skjei (2012 - 1st), who was held pointless in the two games, has remained solid defensively...

Won't call him a lock, but he's done well in camp #NJEC RT @mitchhegre you think skjei is a lock or does he still have to prove himself??

— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) August 10, 2012

Gorton on Skjei...

"In Brady's case this is his first run at it, obviously just coming out of the draft," explained Gorton. "For him to make that team would be quite a story. He's played really well, and his skating has been really good."

Finally, Steven Fogarty (2011 - 3rd), despite not having a point against Finland and sitting vs. Sweden, continues to surprise during camp...

From United States of Hockey...

I thought Fogarty did solid work centering Team USA's most effective line with Tyler Biggs and Stefan Matteau. Fogarty is showing that he is adjusting to the pace of this camp and making better decisions with the puck. He can really skate, especially for a guy at his size, and is showing more and more elements that could help him earn a spot in a bottom-six role for Team USA.

Gorton also talked Forgarty's camp...

"He didn't get the invite (from Team USA) last year, so he's got to show what he can do (this year). He scored a highlight goal in one game up (in Lake Placid) and he's won his faceoffs. I think as he moves forward, he's a very skilled guy who is also responsible defensively beyond his age. We're really excited for him most of all to get this experience because he didn't get that chance last year. To play at this level is exactly what he needs."

...i obviously don't know all the prospects in camp, but from what I've read it looks like Fogarty has been the biggest surprise so far. Many thought he was going to be one of the first cuts, now it's looking more and more like he'll have a spot in the bottome six. Not bad.

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