Merrill signs ATO
Defenseman Jon Merrill, who recently finished his junior collegiate season with Michigan, signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Albany Devils.
Merrill was New Jersey's second-round draft pick in 2010. In three seasons with Michigan, he has 11 goals, 36 assists and a plus-25 rating in 82 games. He missed half his sophomore season due to suspension for breaking team rules, then missed half his junior season after breaking his neck in an exhibition game.