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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 scored his first goal in 17 games this season Friday night.
He cut into Toronto's lead during the third period of a 4-2 loss when he banked in the puck from behind the net. It was his first marker in 48 matches overall. Merrill has three points in 2016-17. Jan 7 - 9:00 AM

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Jon Merrill will tag in for Yohann Auvitu against the Capitals on Saturday.

Through 13 games this season Merrill is still looking for his first points of the season, and has picked up 10 hits and 13 blocks. Auvitu meanwhile has four points with 20 hits in 24 games.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Jon Merrill will tag in for Yohann Auvitu against the Rangers on Sunday.

Through 170 games now in the NHL the 24-year-old defender has accumulated just five goals and 30 points along with 68 PIMs, 140 hits and 168 blocks. Not bad rates if you need a physical player tonight.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 02:33:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 07:02:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 07:10:00 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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 03:26:00 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.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 08:25:00 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.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 04:13:00 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.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 11:06:00 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.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 01:16:00 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.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 08:48:00 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.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 12:49:00 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.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 08:49:00 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.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 07:28:00 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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 02:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Travis Zajac
2Adam Henrique
3Pavel Zacha
4Vernon Fiddler
5Jacob Josefson
6Blake Coleman
7Marc Savard
LW1Taylor Hall
2Mike Cammalleri
3Miles Wood
4Luke Gazdic
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2P. A. Parenteau
3Beau Bennett
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Sergey Kalinin
6Nick Lappin
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3John Moore
4Ben Lovejoy
5Jon Merrill
6Steven Santini
7Kyle Quincey
8Yohann Auvitu
9Seth Helgeson
10Karl Stollery
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid