Originally written on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 11/12/14
University of Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill, a New Jersey Devils draft pick, and Jacob Trouba, a draft pick of the Jets, must decide in the near future if they’ll jump ship from Ann Arbor to begin their pro careers. From TSN’s Bob McKenzie: WPG prospect Jacob Trouba, the Univ of Michigan D whose NCAA season ended Sun, taking a couple of days to decide if he should turn pro now. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 25, 2013 NJD prospect Jon Merrill, also a Univ of Michigan D, is also taking a couple of days to decide on his immediate future. Merrill is a Junior. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 25, 2013 Michigan’s season ended in disappointment on Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 loss to Notre Dame in the CCHA title game. That loss kept the Wolverines out of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 23 seasons. The Wolverines made a late run, after a terrible start to the year, in part because both Trouba and Merrill raised their games — Merrill missed the first several weeks of the season with a back injury. Losing one or both players would be a huge blow to Michigan’s 2013-14 chances, though getting the two defensemen back would come as a surprise.
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