Nicholas Merkley a.k.a. "Nick Merkley"

Player Facts
  • Position
    RW/C
  • Height
    5'10" / 178 cm
  • Weight
    194 lbs / 88 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
    19/20

A playmaking center that has an excellent eye for the game; sees the ice like a hawk from above. Creates scoring chances and on-ice energy through taking advantage of puck-possession and making the most of turnovers. Incredible work ethic; will battle against larger players and isn't afraid to do the dirty work in front of the net. Does not possess the largest frame or a dynamic level of skating; however, he does boast a remarkably high level of Hockey-IQ and a deep understanding of the game. There is something left to be desired having observed his individual skills, such as puckhandling, footspeed, and decision-making, for a prolonged period of time; there is definitely room for improvement in the small areas of his game. All-in-all, Merkley brings a medley of skill, smarts, and work ethic to the table, making him an invaluable asset as a Center. (Curtis Joe, EP 2014)

Brother: Jay Merkley

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Calgary Bisons Bantam AAA AMBHL 31 16 18 34 20 |
2011-12 Calgary Bisons Bantam AAA AMBHL 32 41 32 73 42 | Playoffs 9 9 4 13 14
2012-13 Calgary Buffaloes Midget AAA AMHL 30 14 19 33 95 | Playoffs 11 4 6 10 16
Kelowna Rockets WHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 7 0 3 3 0 -2
2013-14 Kelowna Rockets WHL 66 25 33 58 46 24 | Playoffs 14 4 13 17 12 5
Canada Pacific U17 “A” WHC-17 6 2 3 5 14 |
2014-15 Kelowna Rockets WHL 72 20 70 90 79 29 | Playoffs 19 5 22 27 18 12
2015-16 Kelowna Rockets WHL 43 17 31 48 44 9 |
2016-17 Kelowna Rockets “A” WHL 63 23 40 63 73 22 | Playoffs 17 6 13 19 22 10
2017-18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0 |
Tucson Roadrunners AHL 38 18 21 39 22 6 |
2018-19 Tucson Roadrunners AHL - - - - - |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Team Calgary South “C” Alberta Cup 5 5 3 8 4 |
Calgary Bisons Bantam AAA John Reid Bantam 5 6 4 10 12 |
2012-13 Team Alberta WCCC-16 3 1 6 7 - |
2014-15 Team White U18-Dev 3 0 1 1 6 |
Canada U18 “A” Hlinka Memorial 5 0 4 4 8 9 |
Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 5 3 2 5 14 1 |
2015-16 WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2016-17 WHL All-Stars “A” Jr Super Series 2 0 3 3 0 0 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 38 18 21 39 1.03 22 6 |
Alberta Cup 5 5 3 8 1.60 4 0 |
AMBHL 63 57 50 107 1.70 62 0 | 9 9 4 13 1.44 14 0
AMHL 30 14 19 33 1.10 95 0 | 11 4 6 10 0.91 16 0
Hlinka Memorial 5 0 4 4 0.80 8 9 |
John Reid Bantam 5 6 4 10 2.00 12 0 |
Jr Super Series 4 0 3 3 0.75 0 -1 |
M-Cup 5 3 2 5 1.00 14 1 |
NHL 1 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 |
U18-Dev 3 0 1 1 0.33 6 0 |
WCCC-16 3 1 6 7 2.33 0 0 |
WHC-17 6 2 3 5 0.83 14 0 |
WHL 245 85 174 259 1.06 242 84 | 57 15 51 66 1.16 52 25
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
09/03/2015
09/03/2015 Confirmed Kelowna Rockets Arizona Coyotes
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2012, 1 #9 overall by Kelowna Rockets in the WHL Bantam Draft

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #14 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #17 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #19 by ISS HOCKEY

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #15 by MCKEEN'S HOCKEY

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #23 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #17 by TSN/McKenzie

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