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Jon Merrill
Jon Merrill
Defenseman  - NJD
Number: 7
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 3, 1992  (Age 22)
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 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 43 10 17 -1 27
J. Jagr 46 10 16 -12 26
M. Cammalleri 38 16 7 -2 23
P. Elias 40 6 15 -13 21
M. Zidlicky 50 4 16 -8 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
S. Gomez 26 4 13 -6 17
S. Bernier 35 8 8 3 16
T. Zajac 42 8 8 -6 16
M. Havlat 32 5 8 -9 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 2 3 3 .919 2.34
C. Schneider 17 19 5 .922 2.36