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Jon Merrill Signs Two-Year Contract Extension, AAV $1.375 Million

The defenseman was originally acquired from the New Jersey Devils in the Expansion Draft.

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights /

VEGAS (January 16, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, January 16, that the team has signed defenseman Jon Merrill  to a two-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season worth an annual average value of $1.375 million.

Merrill has tallied two points (1 G, 1 A) to go with eight penalty minutes in 14 games this season for the Golden Knights. His lone goal was a game-winner against the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 14. Over the course of his five seasons in the NHL, he has recorded 38 points (7 G, 31 A) to go with 96 penalty minutes in 230 games with the Golden Knights and New Jersey Devils.

Merrill was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights during the 2017 Expansion Draft on June 21 from the Devils. 

Jon Merrill , Defenseman

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK

Height: 6'3''

Weight: 205 lbs.

Age: 25

Draft: Selected by the New Jersey Devils in the second round (38th overall) of the 2010

NHL Entry Draft


-Has 38 points (7 G, 31 A) in 230 career NHL games

-Four of his seven goals have been game-winning goals

-Reached NCAA Frozen Four title game in 2011 with the University of Michigan




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