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New Jersey Devils top prospect, Jon Merrill, has made his decision.
The 21-year-old defenseman decided to turn pro and has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Devils. Merrill's contract kicks in at the start of the 2013-14 season.
Merrill also signed an amateur tryout and will report to Albany for the remainder of the season, according to Bob McKenzie.
Jon Merrill has opted to forego his final season at the University of Michigan to sign with the New Jersey Devils, the team that selected him No. 38 overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. This per TSN’s Bob McKenzie on Wednesday morning.
Merrill will report to the Devils’ AHL affiliate in Albany for the remainder of the season, then presumably will have a shot to crack the NHL roster...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (15-11-7) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (14-18-1)
Road/Home records - 5-6-5 -------------- 9-7-1
TV - MSG Plus, SUN, RDS2
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - Tied 1-1
Last 10: Devils 5-3-2 / Lightning 4-6-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Mathieu Garon (TB)
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