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Merrill signs with Albany (AHL)

Defenseman inks amateur tryout with Devils' top affiliate

Friday, 03.29.2013 / 9:56 AM / News
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Merrill signs with Albany (AHL)

ALBANY, NY –– The Albany Devils today signed Jon Merrill to an amateur tryout agreement. The announcement was made by Albany Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello.

Merrill, 21, was drafted in the second round (38th overall) by New Jersey during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He joins the AHL Devils after appearing in 82 games, spanning three seasons, at the University of Michigan of the CCHA. As a Wolverine, he registered 11 goals and 36 assists for 47 points and a +25 rating. This season, the left-shooting defenseman posted two goals and nine assists for 11 points and a +3 rating.

During his time at Michigan, the Wolverines played in the 2011 NCAA Championship game and appeared in the 2012 NCAA Midwest Regional. As a freshman, Merrill was named to NCAA All-Frozen Four Team, the All-U.S. College Hockey Online Second Team and the Inside College Hockey All-Freshman Team. Additionally, he was a finalist for CCHA Rookie of the Year, Best Offensive Defenseman and Best Defensive Defenseman.

Merrill, who is 6-4, 210-lb., skated with the United States Development Program between 2008-10 and represented Team USA at the 2011 and 2012 World Junior Championship. Additionally, he competed at the 2009 and the 2010 World Under-18 Championship, winning gold the first year.

Merrill was born on Feb. 3, 1992 in Brighton, Mich.

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