Jon Merrill

 

Jon Merrill, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 209

Born: 1992-02-03

Hometown: Brighton, MI

Drafted: 2010 by New Jersey, 38th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2013 - After opting to leave the University of Michigan to turn pro, Jon Merrill has joined the Albany Devils of the AHL. In a trio of games, the 2010 second-round selection has picked up five assists. His early production is outstanding and while I wouldn't expect him to continue on that pace, it certainly is promising from a fantasy standpoint. Brendan Ross


March 2013 - Merrill has concluded his career at Michigan, signing an entry-level deal with the Devils. Merrill will report to Albany in the AHL, where he will likely spend the rest of the season. He has a shot at making the Devils next fall, but is still at least a couple of years away from making a fantasy impact. Rich Dillon


October, 2012 - Merrill is expected to be out of action for at least six weeks after suffering a fractured vertabrae in his neck during Michigan's exhibition game on October 9th. He is expected to make a full recovery.  Rich Dillon

 

February, 2012 – Merrill, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, is a solid two-way player with loads of international experience. He recently rejoined his Wolverine teammates following a 22-game suspension for breaking unspecified team rules. Suffice to say it must have been more than being late for a practice.  Merrill has the size, skating ability, and defensive awareness to play in the NHL.

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Merrill very likely will be in the NHL soon, possibly as early as next season. His fantasy status is not as much of a sure thing, depending on how his offensive game translates.

 

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Jon Merrill statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


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