|New Jersey Devils|
|Written by Rich Dillon|
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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|Last Updated on Friday, 05 April 2013 12:57|