Draft Prospect - 2016
      
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Jonathon Merrill
North American Skater
U. of Michigan, CCHA
Final Rank:  21 Midterm Rank:  20
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 3" Weight:  198
Born:  February 3, 1992 Hometown:  Grand Blanc, MI
Birthplace:  Oklahoma City, OK, USA
• Playing his second season with the U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP), he helped the team to back-to-back World Under-18 Championship gold medals (2009 and 2010) – in 2010 he was selected by the coaching staff as one of the team’s top three players.

• Merrill also played a key role for Team USA’s three-game sweep at the 2009 Four Nations Cup and their second-place finish at the 2010 Six Nations Cup.

• He was born in Oklahoma City, but moved to Michigan at the age of five where he began following in the footsteps of his hockey playing older brother, Greg. His brother is now a defenseman for the Bay State Breakers of the Eastern Junior Hockey League.

• Merrill, who has committed to Michigan University for next season, on the type of game he plays: "I'm not the strongest or the fastest player and I don't have the heaviest shot, so when I play the game, I have to out-think my opponent because I can't out-skill or throw guys into the boards."

• Before joining the NTDP, he played for Little Caesar's in the Midwest Elite Hockey League and growing up in Michigan he idolized Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' - Merrill on NHL Live! (click to listen)


FAVORITES

NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Nicklas Lidstrom
Shootout move: Shot
Video Game: Guitar Hero
Movie: Dazed and Confused
TV Show: Entourage
Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Home-cooked meal: Flank steak
Activity away from the rink: Disc golf

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2008-2009
USA U-17
USHL
24
2
1
3
18
2008-2009
USA U-18
USHL
10
0
2
2
2
2009-2010
USA U-18
USHL
22
1
8
9
12




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 54 15 24 6 39
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
K. Palmieri 54 20 15 3 35
A. Henrique 52 17 17 14 34
T. Zajac 46 8 18 7 26
D. Schlemko 46 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 54 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 50 1 12 0 13
A. Greene 54 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 43 3 7 -13 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 16 6 .929 2.03
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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