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Jon Merrill | Defenseman | #15

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 get into the lineup on Tuesday night at Edmonton.
This will mark Merrill's fourth appearance of the season. He has been a healthy scratch for the last five contests. Shea Theodore will head to the press box instead. Nov 14 - 2:31 PM

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Jon Merrill will get into the lineup for the first time this season on Sunday night.

Merrill was a healthy scratch for Vegas' first four games. Brad Hunt will also play against Boston, while Brayden McNabb and Jason Garrison take a seat in the press box.
Oct 15 - 6:48 PM

Jon Merrill isn't expected to participate in Vegas' first franchise game.

Merrill is instead projected to be a healthy scratch. He had a goal and six points in 51 games with New Jersey last season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 6 - 8:13 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have taken Jon Merrill from the New Jersey Devils in the expansion draft.

Merrill had a goal and six points in 51 games with the Devils in 2016-17. The 38th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft hasn't developed as hoped, but he's still young enough that he could turn his career around with a change of scenery.
Jun 21 - 8:42 PM

Jon Merrill will likely not be protected by the New Jersey Devils in the expansion draft.

Merrill was on the bubble as the Devils will likely protect four defensemen but with the trade for Marco Mueller on Saturday, the bubble might have burst. Vegas could take the defenseman as their Devils pick as he is still only 25-years-old with four years of NHL experience under his belt. His best offensive season is only two goals and 14 points in 66 games during the 2014-15 season but he is capable of doing a lot more.
Jun 18 - 8:57 AM

Jon Merrill will be scratched against Winnipeg on Tuesday.

Through 47 games this season he's posted six points along with 24 PIMs, 37 hits and 64 blocks.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 28 - 7:00 PM

Jon Merrill (upper body) will return to the lineup on Tuesday against Colorado.

He has been sidelined since Jan. 31 due to an upper-body injury. Merrill has one goal and three assists in 27 outings this campaign.
Feb 14 - 11:26 AM

Jon Merrill (upper body) took part in Monday's practice.

Merrill might be able to return as soon as Tuesday. He's been unavailable for four straight games.
Feb 14 - 6:09 AM

Jon Merrill (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup some time in the next week.

Merrill has been on I/R retroactively to Jan. 31st. With the Devils playing three times at home before finishing next weekend with a pair of games against the Islanders, his return is a welcomed one.
Feb 11 - 7:14 PM

Jon Merrill (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

The Devils made it retroactive to January 31, but he'll still miss at least three games. He has a goal and four points in 27 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 5:37 PM

Jon Merrill is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Merrill missed Thursday's practice as a result. He's regarded as day-to-day and might end up missing Friday's contest. Andy Greene (arm) might be able to return on Friday though, so Greene might fill that void.
Feb 2 - 1:20 PM

Jon Merrill will return to the Devils' blue line on Saturday against the Flyers.

Through 23 games this season the defender has posted four points along with 21 hits and 31 blocks. He has not played since Jan. 17th with an illness.
Jan 21 - 5:30 PM

Jon Merrill won't play in Friday's match with Montreal due to illness.

Through 23 games so far this season Merrill has posted four points along with 21 hits and 31 blocks.
Jan 20 - 6:01 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1William Karlsson
2Erik Haula
3Cody Eakin
4Mikhail Grabovski
5Reid Duke
LW1David Perron
2Jonathan Marchessault
3Oscar Lindberg
4Brendan Leipsic
5William Carrier
RW1James Neal
2Reilly Smith
3Tomas Nosek
4Alex Tuch
5David Clarkson
D1Nate Schmidt
2Colin Miller
3Shea Theodore
4Brad Hunt
5Brayden McNabb
6Deryk Engelland
7Luca Sbisa
8Jon Merrill
G1Malcolm Subban
2Marc-Andre Fleury
3Oscar Dansk
4Maxime Lagace