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Jon Merrill
Jon Merrill
Defenseman  - NJD
Number: 7
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 3, 1992  (Age 23)
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Drafted: NJD / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (38th overall) PROSPECT BIO
Joined Albany (AHL) upon completion of collegiate career; made professional debut Mar. 29, 2013 vs. Hershey after signing first pro contract...Finished fifth among the club’s defensemen with 1g-7a-8pts despite seeing action in just 12 games...Began pro career with four-game point-scoring streak Mar. 29-Apr. 5 (1g-5a-6pts); stretch included back- to-back two-assist outings Mar. 30-Apr. 2...Played three seasons at Michigan (CCHA); stats showed 11 goals and 36 assists for 47 points and 45 penalty minutes in 82 appearances...Played in 2012/2013 CCHA Championship Games; helped lead Wolverines to 2011 NCAA Championship Game and CCHA regular-season title...Named to 2011 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, 2011 CCHA All-Conference Second Team and 2011 CCHA All-Rookie Team...Finished first among Michigan defensemen with 7g-18a-25pts as a freshman...Named game’s no. 1 star/notched two goals in school’s 5-0 win over rival Michigan State at “The Big Chill at the Big House,” Dec. 11, 2010 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor...Represented Team USA at 2012 World Junior Championships in Calgary/Edmonton, Alta.; named team’s no. 1 star in final game Jan. 4 vs. Switzerland... Helped lead USA to Bronze Medal-finish at 2011 World Junior tournament in Buffalo and Niagara, NY; was named one of team’s top three players by coaching staff...Also named one of Team USA’s top players at 2010 under-18 Tournament; won Gold Medal at 2009 tourney...Finished in second place at 2010 Six Nations Cup; first place at 2009 Four Nations Cup and 2009 Vlad Dzurilla Tournament...Drafted by New Jersey after spending the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons with the United States Development Program.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59