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Jon Merrill | Defenseman | #7

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: U. of Michigan
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (38) / NJ
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Merrill will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Merrill has played in just five games this year and has no points and a minus-4 rating. This is his third consecutive game in the press box. Jacob Josefson will also watch from the press box. Dec 6 - 7:02 PM

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Jon Merill will be a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Maple Leafs

Merrill has only drawn into the lineup three times, averaing 15:29 in ice time and without any points.
Nov 23 - 7:10 PM

Jon Merrill will make his season debut Thursday against Anaheim.

He produced five points in 47 games with the Devils last year. Yohann Auvitu will be a healthy scratch to make room for Merrill.
Nov 17 - 3:26 PM

Jon Merrill will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Merrill had been dealing with a finger injury, but he's been medically cleared to play at this point. He still hasn't played a game this season. The Devils will also be without Taylor Hall and Mike Cammalleri in this one.
Nov 15 - 8:25 PM

The New Jersey Devils have taken Jon Merrill (finger) off the injured reserve list.

That's not much of a surprise given that it had already been revealed that Merrill had been medically cleared to play. The only question is if he's back in game shape after sustaining the injury during the preseason. It wouldn't be surprising if he's a bit rusty after missing the Devils' first 14 games.
Nov 15 - 4:13 PM

Jon Merrill (finger) has been medically cleared to return to the Devils' lineup.

Merrill needs to get into game shape before he'll be inserted into the lineup though. He sustained the injury during the preseason, so rust is a concern at this point.
Nov 15 - 11:06 AM

Jon Merrill (finger) will travel with the Devils on the team's upcoming road trip.

However, there is no timetable in place to activate him from injured reserve yet. Merrill hasn't played this season because of a broken finger.
Nov 14 - 1:16 PM

Jon Merrill (finger) has been placed on the injured reserve.

Merrill is dealing with a broken right index finger. He suffered the injury while blocking a shot on Oct. 1. That injury might keep him out until early November.
Oct 11 - 8:48 AM

Jon Merrill will be out of action for four-to-five weeks because of a lower-body injury.

He was injured in Saturday's exhibition contest against the Rangers and won't be ready for the start of the regular season as a result.
Oct 5 - 12:49 PM

Jon Merrill missed practice Sunday after suffering a lower-body injury Saturday.

Coach John Hynes said that it was just precautionary. Merrill had only five points in 47 games last season but he is certainly capable of more. Not that he has a lot of fantasy value but do not be surprised if Merrill gets to the 25 point mark this season.
Oct 3 - 8:49 AM

Jon Merrill has looked good thus far in training camp.

Merrill had off-season surgery on his shoulder and there was some question as to whether or not he would be able to start the season. Well there is no worries about that now as the blueliner has looked good. The Devils are looking for a defenseman who can score and Merrill thinks he can contribute. "Inconsistency is something I’ve struggled with throughout my career," Merrill said. "It’s my fourth year. I want to be more reliable every night. I think I can be that guy." Merrill had only five points in 47 games last season so don`t expect a lot this season.
Sep 25 - 7:28 AM

The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Jon Merrill to a two-year contract.

Merrill will get $2.75 million over the two seasons for a cap hit of $1,137,500 per season. Merrill was quickly signed after he did not get a qualifying offer from the Devils this week. He is expected back in late September after undergoing shoulder surgery in late March. He had only a goal and five points with a minus-15 rating in 47 games this season. He shouldn't be drafted at this time but expect a lot more out of him in 2016-17.
Jul 1 - 2:04 PM

Jon Merrill didn't get a qualifying offer from New Jersey, but he still could sign with the team.

The Devils have had positive talks with Merrill and are confident he will agree to terms before July 1.
Jun 27 - 5:28 PM

Jon Merrill has undergone successful shoulder surgery

Merrill didn't play past March 19 due to the injury. He's expected to need another four months to recover so he should be ready for the regular season, but you should probably temper expectations for him as this could limit his ability to get ready for 2016-17 over the summer and training camp. Additionally, any setback in his recovery could end up eating into the campaign.
May 25 - 2:12 PM

Coach John Hynes has confirmed that Jon Merrill won't return this season because of a shoulder injury.

He accounted for one goal, four assists, 30 shots and a minus-15 rating in 47 games with New jersey this season.
Apr 4 - 1:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Adam Henrique
2Travis Zajac
3Pavel Zacha
4Vernon Fiddler
5Jacob Josefson
6Marc Savard
LW1Taylor Hall
2Mike Cammalleri
3Miles Wood
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Beau Bennett
3P. A. Parenteau
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Sergey Kalinin
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3John Moore
4Ben Lovejoy
5Jon Merrill
6Steven Santini
7Kyle Quincey
8Yohann Auvitu
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid