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Vegas Golden Knights

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

March 28, 2019 02:12 AM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Hits 15-point mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill registered an assist and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.

Overall, a solid night for the third-pairing defender, which should keep him in coach Gerard Gallant's good graces. Merrill has a career-high 15 points in 53 games this season, but with only modest totals in peripheral stats (66 hits, 69 each of shots and blocked shots), he doesn't warrant much fantasy attention.

March 22, 2019 10:52 AM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Matches career high for points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill registered an assist and went plus-4 in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Jets.

The helper gives Merrill 14 points in 50 games, matching his output from 2014-15, which he achieved in 66 appearances. Merilll has added 51 PIM, 63 hits, 68 blocked shots and 67 shots on goal, but all of those modest totals don't add up to much in the way of fantasy value.

March 10, 2019 03:08 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Notches apple in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill dished a helper and went plus-4 in Saturday's 6-2 pummeling of the Canucks.

Merrill's assists helped him pull within a point of his career high of 14 (three goals, 10 assists in 46 games this season). The defenseman also saw his plus-minus rise to plus-10 for the year. He's more of a stay-at-home blueliner, which makes his fantasy appeal highly limited even in a career year.

March 1, 2019 01:20 AM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Earns pair of points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in a 6-5 shootout with over the Panthers on Thursday.

Merrill is not known for his offense, but he played a key role in Thursday's contest. He added four shots and three hits in a strong game all around. Merrill has found his touch on offense in February, with seven points in 13 games accounting for over half of his season production of 12 points. His career high is 14 points, set in 66 games in 2014-15. It's not likely that he continues his recent hot run.

January 24, 2019 11:12 AM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Tallies four shots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill recorded four shots, four PIM and two blocks versus Vegas on Wednesday.

Merrill -- who served as a healthy scratch for the previous two games -- logged 16:59 of ice time and even got a look on the power play for 36 seconds. The Oklahoma City native will likely bounce in and out of the lineup throughout the rest of the season. Without a regular spot on the blue line, the 26-year-old won't offer much fantasy value.

November 6, 2018 06:44 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Re-enters lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill will play Tuesday versus the Maple Leafs.

Merrill was a healthy scratch in the previous two games, but Derek Engelland (personal) is out so he'll slot back in. The 26-year-old has just one assist through 12 games and will work in the bottom pairing. He can be safely avoided in the fantasy realm.

September 4, 2018 03:56 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Role may be substantial early on
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merill could be in line for an increased role to start the 2018-19 season, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

Merrill's expected uptick in playing time is not based purely on merit, as the Golden Knights are left scrambling to find a replacement for Nate Schmidt, who fashioned a career-high 36 points in 76 games last year but was hit with a 20-game ban for violating the NHL's anti-drug policy Sunday. Brad Hunt is also a candidate for an increased role on Vegas' blue line.

February 21, 2018 04:52 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Back in action Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve and is slated to return to the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with Calgary, SinBin.vegas reports.

The former Michigan Wolverine will be suiting up for the first time since Jan. 4, having missed 20 games while recovering his health. With just a single goal and assist in 14 contests, Merrill doesn't typically offer much from a fantasy standpoint, though partnering with the offensive-minded Colin Miller -- as he's projected to do Wednesday -- could provide a spark to Merrill's attacking play.

February 17, 2018 07:12 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Unavailable Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill (undisclosed) was not among the players listed for Saturday's matchup with Montreal, per NHL.com.

Merrill -- who remains on injured reserve -- is reportedly close to returning to action, but with the reintroduction of Luca Sbisa (hand) to the lineup, there was no reason to rush Merrill back into action. Considering the 25-year-old has served as a healthy scratch periodically, there is no guarantee he will slot back into the lineup even once given the all-clear.

February 16, 2018 09:36 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Could return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill (undisclosed) is close to rejoining the lineup and could even return Saturday against the Canadiens, Jesse Granger of the Las Vegas Sun reports.

Merrill returned to full practice Thursday for the first time since Jan. 4, and coach Gerard Gallant suggested after the session that he was very close to a return. Merrill's return shouldn't draw the attention of many fantasy owners regardless of when it occurs.

February 15, 2018 04:28 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Full-contact participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill (undisclosed) practiced in a regular jersey Thursday for the first time since suffering the injury Jan. 4 against the Blues, Steve Carp reports.

Coach Gerard Gallant relayed after Thursday's practice session that Merrill is very close to rejoining the lineup, though he seems destined to miss Thursday's matchup versus the Oilers. Merrill will likely require another practice or two under his belt, given his extended layoff, but that shouldn't take very long if he avoids a setback. In any event, the team will need to announce his activation off injured reserve before a return is a possibility.

February 13, 2018 03:32 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Skates without contact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill (undisclosed) participated in morning skate while wearing a non-contact jersey Tuesday, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Merrill remains on injured reserve with a malady that surfaced in early January. The American rearguard is more of a shutdown type, as he's only tallied 38 points (seven goals, 31 assists) through 230 career contests -- primarily with the Devils -- so fantasy owners can safely pass over him in the majority of formats.

January 16, 2018 03:16 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Extends with Vegas for two years
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill (undisclosed) signed a two-year contract extension worth an average of $1.375 million per year on Tuesday, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Despite seeing action in just 14 games this season between injuries and healthy scratches, Merrill has apparently satisfied the Golden Knights to the point that they want to have him on their defense for at least the next two seasons without completely breaking the bank. The Oklahoma native hasn't done much in the way of offense when active, but his plus-5 rating and 18 blocked shots speaks to his defensive efficiency.

January 5, 2018 04:16 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Golden Knights placed Merrill (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday.

The specific nature of Merrill's ailment is unclear, but he'll miss Vegas' next two games at a minimum now that he's been placed on the injured list. Fantasy owners shouldn't need to concern themselves with the 25-year-old blueliner's availability, as he's only tallied one goal and two points in 14 games this campaign.

December 15, 2017 09:28 AM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Scores game-winning goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Merrill's tally 8:17 into the third period handed the Golden Knights -- and former Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury -- the victory over the visitors. The blueliner rarely plays, as he's regularly been relegated to the press box as a healthy scratch this season, and his career high is 14 points in 66 games back in 2014-15. Translation: Go ahead and avoid him when it comes to your virtual squad.

December 4, 2017 09:17 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Sits out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill was a healthy scratch in a 3-2 overtime victory Sunday over Arizona.

The 25-year-old has certainly struggled to find consistent playing time on Vegas' crowded blue, appearing in just five games this season. Merrill had a good collegiate career, notching 47 points in 82 games for University of Michigan, but he likely won't see regular minutes with the big club unless injuries hit.

October 30, 2017 11:13 PM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Scratched last three contests
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill has been a healthy scratch the last three games, and hasn't played since Oct. 17.

After skating in 51 games for New Jersey last season, Merrill has only been used sparingly by Vegas after being selected in the expansion draft.

June 22, 2017 01:01 AM
Golden Knights' Jon Merrill: Nabbed by Golden Knights
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill has been selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

Another mobile, puck-moving defenseman for the Golden Knights. Merrill was a big-time prospect coming out of the University of Michigan, but he had a rough go of it during his four years with the Devils. Merrill has just 36 points in 216 career NHL contests, but he has more talent than those numbers would indicate. Perhaps he will finally put it all together in the desert. Fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach before picking him up this fall.

March 18, 2017 09:52 AM
Devils' Jon Merrill: Picks up assist in Friday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill posted an assist with two blocked shots, a minor penalty and a hit in Friday's 6-4 loss against the Penguins.

Merrill snapped a 12-game scoreless drought dating back to Feb. 18. He was impressive at the offensive end during his time with the University of Michigan, but he has not yet found his rhythm at the offensive end in the NHL so far. Merrill's not a recommended fantasy option outside of the very deepest of pools until further notice.

February 14, 2017 05:55 PM
Devils' Jon Merrill: Returning Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrill (upper body) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's tilt with Colorado, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Merrill missed New Jersey's last four games with the injury, and he'll take Seth Helgeson's spot on the blue line. Despite showing some offensive upside while playing for the University of Michigan, this potential hasn't translated to production at the NHL level. Merrill has scored just six goals and 34 points over his 192-game NHL career, and it doesn't seem like he'll become a reliable fantasy asset at any point in the near future.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14New Jersey522911-3002000
2014-15New Jersey6621214-14200000
2015-16New Jersey47145-15001000
2016-17New Jersey51156-9000000
2017-18Vegas341237001000
2018-19Vegas573121516010000
307104454-182140
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2013-14New Jersey454.4999:46129677:0234:4312006
2014-15New Jersey474.31356:35170165:34115:58240012
2015-16New Jersey303.3794:0810675:2459:26280014
2016-17New Jersey482.1946:53127315:2176:21240012
2017-18Vegas303.3546:556932:4613:46220011
2018-19Vegas724.21019:04126910:2569:41531118
2723.75663:217299176:32369:551631173
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2017-18Vegas80002000000
2018-19Vegas7000-1000000
150001000000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2017-18Vegas20.0125:521651:291:1610005
2018-19Vegas50.0128:551691:1214:080000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/205
Birthdate:
2/3/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Oklahoma City, OK
Team:
Vegas Golden Knights
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NHL Experience: