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Jon Merrill  #34

New Jersey Devils  Defenseman
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: February 3, 1992  (AGE 22)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Oklahoma City, OK, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: NJD / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (38th overall)    Prospect Bio
Returned to lineup Apr. 5 at Car...Missed two games Mar. 31-Apr. 1 (cheek)...Had points in back-to-back games Mar. 23-27 (1g-2a-3pts)...Recorded 1g-1a-2pts (GWG) Mar. 23 vs. Tor...Scored OT/first NHL goal Feb. 7 vs. Edm.; first player in Devils' history to score OT goal as first of career...Had points in back-to-back games Jan. 14-16 (2a)...Posted first NHL point with 1a Nov. 29 at Car...Missed 5 games Nov. 7-15 (lacerations)...Made NHL debut Nov. 3 at Min…Led Albany d’men with 2g-7a-9pts in 14 games at time of call-up…Signed entry-level contract with Devils Apr. 26…2012-13: Made pro debut by playing in 11 games with Alb.; posted 1g-7a-8pts in 12 games…Totaled 11g-36a-47pts and +25 mark in 82 games over three seasons with Michigan (CCHA)…Played in the '11 NCAA Championship Game and was named to the All-Tournament Team…Also named to CCHA All-Rookie Team &  CCHA Second All-Star team in '11…Was a member of the USDP from 2008-10; represented Team USA at the '11 and '12 WJC.
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It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness