Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jon Merrill
Jon Merrill was born on February 3, 1992 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The product of the U.S. National Development Team was drafted in the second round, 38th, overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining the Devils organization, Merrill would play three years with the University of Michigan where he made the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2011.

At the conclusion of the 2012-13 NCAA season, Merrill joined the Devils organization where he was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils, where he would play the remaining 19 games of the season. In the 2013-14 season, Merrill established himself an NHL player when he played a total of 52 games for the New Jersey Devils. He made his NHL debut on November 3, 2013 in a 4-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild. He would score his first goal on February 7, 2014 as a game winner in overtime over the Edmonton Oilers. This made him the first Devil in franchise history to score his first NHL goal in overtime.

Merrill continued his pace to become a solid NHL defenseman by playing 66 games in the 2014-15 season putting up two goals and 14 points.

On the international stage, Merrill has represented the United States four times. At both the 2009 and 2010 IIHF World U-18 Championships he helped lead the United States to Gold Medal performances. In the 2011 World Junior Championships he had five points helping the United States to a Bronze Medal. Lastly in 2012, he had four points in the United States seventh place finish in the World Junior Championships

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Detroit Little Caesers MWEHL 25 2 9 11 26
2007-08 Detroit Little Caesars Minor-MI 7 21 28
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 26 2 2 4 14 +10
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 8 0 1 1 6
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 9 1 2 3 4
2008-09 United States WJ18-A 7 0 2 2 4 +1
2009-10 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 22 1 8 9 12 +3
2009-10 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 34 4 19 23 6
2009-10 United States WJ18-A 7 0 1 1 2 +3
2010-11 University of Michigan CCHA 42 7 18 25 16
2010-11 United States WJC-A 6 1 4 5 0 -2
2011-12 University of Michigan CCHA 19 2 9 11 15
2011-12 United States WJC-A 6 0 4 4 6 +5
2012-13 University of Michigan CCHA 21 2 9 11 14
2012-13 Albany Devils AHL 12 1 7 8 4 -8
2013-14 New Jersey Devils NHL 52 2 9 11 12 -3
2013-14 Albany Devils AHL 15 2 8 10 0 -1 4 1 1 2 10
2014-15 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 2 12 14 24 -14
2015-16 New Jersey Devils NHL 47 1 4 5 28 -15
2016-17 New Jersey Devils NHL 51 1 5 6 24 -9
NHL Totals 216 6 30 36 88


CCHA All-Rookie Team (2011) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2011) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2011) Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2016. Claimed by Vegas from New Jersey in Expansion Draft, June 21, 2017.
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