Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Dakota Mermis to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 ($250,000 guaranteed) at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Mermis, 25, spent the past three seasons with the Arizona Coyotes, primarily with their AHL affiliate in Tucson. In 2017-18, the left-shooting defenseman set professional career highs scoring three goals and 21 assists for 24 points in 62 regular-season games with Tucson. He was named captain of the Roadrunners for the 2018-19 season after serving as an alternate captain during the 2017-18 regular season. Through 251 career regular-season AHL contests with Springfield and Tucson, from 2015-19, Mermis has 10 goals and 58 assists for 68 points and 227 penalty minutes. In addition, the Alton, IL, native has played in nine playoff games recording three goals and two assists for five points with a +2 rating.
Prior to signing with New Jersey, Mermis played for Arizona (2017-19) at the NHL level. He made his NHL debut on November 2, 2017 against the Buffalo Sabres. Undrafted, the 6-0, 195lb. defenseman signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes on July 2, 2015. Prior to his professional career, Mermis played three seasons, 2012-2015, with London (OHL), winning the OHL Championship in 2013 and 2015.