The Detroit Red Wings added some depth to their defense on Friday, signing former University of Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill to a one-year deal.
D Jon Merrill is going to #RedWings, 1 year x $925,000
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) October 9, 2020
Merrill spent the last three seasons with the Vegas Golden Knights after starting his career with the New Jersey Devils.
I’ll be honest, I don’t have strong feelings about this signing. He’s a cheap depth guy on a one-year deal, so I’m down with that, but I have no feelings about Merrill himself either way.
Jersey number geek notes: Merrill wore #24 at Michigan and Antti Tuomisto isn’t coming over this year so I’ll guess Merrill takes that number with Detroit.