Latest Jon Merrill News

Kaprizov brings 'it' factor, fresh leader to recharged Wild

Sep. 29, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild get to play a full schedule again, in front of a full house. The crowds coming back after the pandemic-altered, empty-arena season will this time have a main attraction: Kirill Kaprizov. “He's kind of got...

Wild sign veteran defenseman Jordie Benn to 1-year deal

Aug. 27, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Friday, adding another veteran option after an offseason of change on the blue line. The 34-year-old Benn had one goal, nine assists and a plus-7 rating over 39...

Saad to Blues, Perry to Lightning: Recent champs add winners

Jul. 29, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

The St. Louis Blues inked Brandon Saad to a five-year contract and the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Corey Perry for two years Thursday as the two recent Stanley Cup champions brought in more winning experience on the second day of free agency. The 28-year-old Saad spent...

Wild agree to terms with defenseman Jon Merrill

Jul. 29, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Thursday with defenseman Jon Merrill on a one-year, $850,000 contract, the third veteran they've added to the blue line in free agency. The 29-year-old Merrill had five assists and 70 blocked shots in 49 games...