Michigan hockey defenseman Jon Merrill suspended for violation of team rules
Michigan hockey player Jon Merrill has been suspended for a violation of team rules, according a statement released today by Michigan coach Red Berenson.
Merrill, a sophomore defenseman, will miss the first 12 games of the season, including the first six games of CCHA play.
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Merrill, a Brighton native, had seven goals and 18 assists in his freshman season, the fourth-best point total for a freshman defenseman in school history. He was named to the All-U.S. College Hockey Online second team and the Inside College Hockey All-Freshman Team. Merrill was a second team and CCHA All-Rookie team selection.
He will be eligible to return to the team at Miami (Ohio) on Friday, Nov. 11.