Future Considerations

McFarland, Merrill shut out of first round of NHL draft
June 25, 2010, 11:58 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

While the draft saw the excited expressions of 30 17 and 18-year-olds Friday night, many more were forced to watch with stone cold scowls and turn their attention to Saturday.

Among them is USNTDP defenseman Jon Merrill.

Merrill, the highest ranked player from Future Considerations still on the board when round one came to a close Friday, was expected to be selected somewhere in the middle of the round. Perhaps the sliding of fellow blueliners Cam Fowler and Brandon Gormley sealed Merrill’s fate and forced him into an appearance at the Staples Center. Continue reading