Jon Merrill (ice hockey)

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Jon Merrill
Jon Merrill - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Born (1992-02-03) February 3, 1992 (age 22)
Brighton, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 38th overall, 2010
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2013–present

Jonathon Merrill (born February 3, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Merrill was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career[edit]

Merrill while playing for the Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team.

Prior to turning professional, Merrill played NCAA college hockey with the Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team.

On March 27, 2013, the New Jersey Devils signed Merrill to a three-year entry-level contract, and he began the 2013–14 season in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Albany Devils.[1]

In the 2013-14 season, Merrill made his NHL debut on November 3, 2013, skating with the Devils in a game against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center, but less than five minutes into he game he fell into the boards and sustained severe facial lacerations. and a concussion.[2][3]

He scored his first NHL goal on February 7, 2014, a game winner in overtime against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Edmonton Oilers, making him the first Devil to score his first NHL goal in overtime.

Personal Life[edit]

Merrill was suspended for the first 12 games of the 2011-12 season by the University of Michigan for "violating team rules." It is common knowledge that Merrill had been dealing with some off-ice issues.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 26 2 2 4 14
2009–10 U.S. National Development Team USHL 22 1 8 9 12
2010–11 University of Michigan CCHA 42 7 18 25 16
2011–12 University of Michigan CCHA 19 2 9 11 15
2012–13 University of Michigan CCHA 21 2 9 11 14
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 12 1 7 8 4
2013–14 Albany Devils AHL 15 2 8 10 0 4 1 1 2 10
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 52 2 9 11 12
NHL totals 52 2 9 11 12

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2011 Buffalo
World U18 Championships
Gold 2009 Minnesota
Gold 2010 Minsk
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 United States WJC18 7 0 2 2 4
2010 United States WJC18 7 0 1 1 2
2011 United States WJC 6 1 4 5 0
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 0 4 4 6
Junior totals 25 1 11 12 12

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2011 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jon Merrill signs three year contract with Devils; to play remainder of season in Albany". Fire & Ice.com. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Devils notes: Jon Merrill injured in debut". NorthJersey.com. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Devils confirm Merrill suffered concussion in debut". NBC Sports. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  4. ^ "McKenzie: Jon Merrill Trying to get Career Back on Track". December 15, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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