Wings Sign Defenseman Merrill

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.

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.

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