Jon Merrill (ice hockey)
Merrill with the New Jersey Devils in December 2014
February 3, 1992 |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Vegas Golden Knights
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||38th overall, 2010
New Jersey Devils
Jonathon Merrill (born February 3, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Vegas Golden Knights 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. Merrill was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but grew up in Brighton, Michigan.
Prior to turning professional, Merrill played NCAA college hockey with the Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team. 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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New Jersey Devils||NHL||52||2||9||11||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New Jersey Devils||NHL||66||2||12||14||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||New Jersey Devils||NHL||47||1||4||5||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||New Jersey Devils||NHL||51||1||5||6||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|World U18 Championships|
Awards and honors
|NCAA All-Tournament Team||2011|||
- "McKenzie: Jon Merrill Trying to get Career Back on Track". December 15, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- "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.
- "Devils notes: Jon Merrill injured in debut". NorthJersey.com. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
- "Devils confirm Merrill suffered concussion in debut". NBC Sports. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-04.
- Pinchevsky, Tal (June 22, 2017). "Vegas Golden Knights Focus on Defense in N.H.L. Expansion Draft". The New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.