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Jon Merrill | Defenseman | #15

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Vegas as elected to scratch Jon Merrill today vs. the Buffalo Sabres.
Jon Merrill will come out for Nate Schmidt who is healthy enough to return from his upper-body injury. William Carrier (undisclosed), Reilly Smith (undisclosed), Malcolm Subban (hand), James Neal (lower body), Oscar Lindberg (upper body) and Luca Sbisa (undisclosed) will also be out. Mar 10 - 1:01 PM

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Jon Merrill (undisclosed) has been taken off the injured reserve list.

Merrill is expected to return to Vegas' lineup on Wednesday. He'll likely be paired with Colin Miller.
Feb 21 - 5:20 PM

Jon Merrill has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Vegas.

Merrill's new deal will have an annual average value of $1.375 million. He has skated in 14 games this season, while recording two points, 12 shots and a plus-5 rating.
Jan 16 - 3:13 PM

Jon Merrill is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Vegas has placed Merrill on the injured reserve list as a result. He has a goal and an assist in 14 games this season.
Jan 5 - 4:49 PM

Jon Merrill potted the game-winning goal Thursday in a 2-1 victory versus Pittsburgh.

It was Merrill's first goal of the season. He hasn't been in the lineup much for the Golden Knights, but he has recorded two points in six appearances.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 11:18:00 AM

Jon Merrill will be a healthy scratch when the Vegas Golden Knights host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

Merrill has no points in four games this season with the expansion team. He is a healthy scratch on most nights so his fantasy value is non-existent. Joining him in the press box will be injured teammates David Perron and William Carrier.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 09:49:00 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights are expected to have Jon Merrill serve as a healthy scratch tonight against the Arizona Coyotes.

Merrill has zero points in four games this season and will sit for the fifth straight game. The former second round pick has failed to live up to expectations so far in his career and can safely be ruled a bust. Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion), Oscar Dansk (lower body), Luca Sbisa (lower body) and David Perron (upper body) will also miss the game.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 07:49:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 02:31:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 06:48:00 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.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 08:13:00 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.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 08:42:00 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.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 08:57:00 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.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 07:00:00 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.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 11:26:00 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.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 06:09:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1William Karlsson
2Erik Haula
3Cody Eakin
4Ryan Carpenter
5Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Jonathan Marchessault
2David Perron
3Tomas Tatar
4William Carrier
5Oscar Lindberg
RW1James Neal
2Reilly Smith
3Alex Tuch
4Tomas Nosek
5Ryan Reaves
6David Clarkson
D1Colin Miller
2Shea Theodore
3Nate Schmidt
4Brayden McNabb
5Deryk Engelland
6Jon Merrill
7Brad Hunt
8Luca Sbisa
9Clayton Stoner
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Malcolm Subban
3Dylan Ferguson