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Dakota Mermis

Born:Jan 5, 1994Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Alton, IllinoisPosition:Defense
Known For:2x OHL ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Status:Minnesota Wild

Dakota Mermis (born January 5, 1994) is a current American ice hockey player, currently under contract with the Minnesota Wild. Undrafted at the NHL level, Mermis went down the path of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), suiting up for the London Knights in three seasons. In 2015, he was named an alternate captain, but was traded to the Oshawa Generals after 30 games. Mermis and the Generals went on to win the OHL Championship and later on became Memorial Cup Champions. Mermis registered 15 points in 21 games during the OHL Playoffs, and his end-of-season run earned him a three-year, entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

Dakota Mermis Iowa Wild
Dakota Mermis, Iowa Wild (Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers)

In three seasons with the Coyotes organization, Mermis appeared in ten games, registering no points and a minus-1 rating. He spent his tenure with the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League (AHL), become an alternate captain during the 2017-18 season and receiving a promotion to captain the following year. Mermis signed with the New Jersey Devils the following season, registering his first-career goal and finishing with four points in ten games. He was signed by the Wild in 2020-21 and was named an alternate captain for the Iowa Wild in the 2021-22 season.

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Deeper Dive


  • U17 WHC Silver Medal (2011)
  • USHL – USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Selection (2012)
  • USHL Clark Cup Champion (2012)
  • 2x OHL Champion (2013, 2015)
  • CHL Memorial Cup Champion (2015)