Knights defenseman Jon Merrill makes most of added ice time

Knights defenseman Jon Merrill makes most of added ice time

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Jon Merrill, left, celebrates with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after Merrill scored against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Defenseman Jon Merrill took the puck from behind his own net and created just enough space to fire a pinpoint 100-foot pass through traffic. He hit Cody Eakin in stride behind the defense for a goal that sparked the Golden Knights rally for a massive road win at Tampa Bay last week. It was an All-Star caliber play against the league’s best team from a guy who watched all but one game from the press box as a healthy scratch from Nov. 18 through Dec. 22. He’s enjoying the games more now that he is seeing regular action on the ice. Merrill, who signed a two-year contract extension that runs […]

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