Jon Merrill To Return

Submitted by Brian on July 30th, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Via the News:

Johnny talked with me this morning and indicated he'll be coming back," Berenson said Monday. "He definitely had some dialogue with New Jersey. Jon realized he only played half of the season and he wants to be ready when he makes the move. He wants to be competing for an NHL job when he does. He doesn't want to be playing in the minors. I think it's the right thing for him.

That should end Michigan Hockey Summer, leaving them intact enough on defense despite the bizarre defection of Connor Carrick. A lineup of…

  1. Merrill-Trouba
  2. Moffie-Bennett
  3. Clare/Serville/Chiasson blender

…is pretty damn good. Chris Brown's absence will be felt, unfortunately.



July 30th, 2012 at 8:44 PM ^

Yeah, we're going to miss Brownie, but  hopefully AJ and some of the Sophomores pick up the slack. What are the expectations for Rutledge? He's going to have some great defensemen in front of him, but he's a freshman goalie.