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Canada Nick Merkley

a.k.a. "Nicholas Merkley"
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1. Lukas Jasek 23 5 22 27
2. Jiri Smejkal 20 13 13 26
3. Anton Levtchi 25 11 14 25
4. Iikka Kangasniemi 22 10 12 22
5. Petrus Palmu 25 9 13 22
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
24
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$750,000 Powered by
Highlights
1-time WHL Champion 1

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 U15 AAA AMBHL 31 16 18 34 20 |
2011-12 Calgary Bisons U15 AAA AMBHL 32 41 32 73 42 | Playoffs 9 9 4 13 14
2012-13 Calgary Buffaloes U18 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 45 10 24 34 26 -2 |
2019-20 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 26 3 13 16 10 -3 |
New Jersey Devils NHL 4 1 1 2 2 0 |
Binghamton Devils AHL 28 8 11 19 16 -1 |
2020-21 Ässät Liiga 19 4 9 13 33 2 |
New Jersey Devils NHL 27 2 8 10 7 -5 |
Binghamton Devils AHL 5 1 2 3 4 -3 |
2021-22 San Jose Sharks NHL 7 1 2 3 0 -3 |
San Jose Barracuda AHL 8 3 5 8 4 3 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Calgary Bisons U15 AAA John Reid Bantam 5 6 4 10 12 |
Team Calgary South “C” Alberta Cup 5 5 3 8 4 |
2012-13 Team Alberta WCCC-16 3 1 6 7 - |
2014-15 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 5 3 2 5 14 1 |
Team White U18-Dev 3 0 1 1 6 |
Canada U18 “A” Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 4 4 8 9 |
2015-16 WHL All-Stars “A” Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2016-17 WHL All-Stars “A” Jr Super Series 2 0 3 3 0 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
AHL
Sat 27/11 San Jose Barracuda @ San Diego Gulls
Thu 25/11 San Jose Barracuda @ San Diego Gulls
Sat 20/11 San Jose Barracuda vs San Diego Gulls
Sat 20/11 San Jose Barracuda vs San Diego Gulls
NHL
Sun 14/11 San Jose Sharks @ Colorado Avalanche
Fri 12/11 San Jose Sharks @ Winnipeg Jets
Wed 10/11 San Jose Sharks @ Calgary Flames
Sun 07/11 San Jose Sharks vs New Jersey Devils
Fri 05/11 San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues
Wed 03/11 San Jose Sharks vs Buffalo Sabres
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AMBHL (AEHL U15) 2 63 57 50 107 1.70 62 - | 1 9 9 4 13 1.44 14 -
AMHL (AEHL U18) 1 30 14 19 33 1.10 95 - | 1 11 4 6 10 0.91 16 -
AHL 5 150 43 76 119 0.79 82 0 | 0
Alberta Cup 1 5 5 3 8 1.60 4 - | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 5 0 4 4 0.80 8 9 | 0
John Reid Bantam 1 5 6 4 10 2.00 12 - | 0
Jr Super Series 2 4 0 3 3 0.75 0 -1 | 0
Liiga 1 19 4 9 13 0.68 33 2 | 0
M-Cup 1 5 3 2 5 1.00 14 1 | 0
NHL 4 39 4 11 15 0.38 11 -8 | 0
U18-Dev 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 6 - | 0
WCCC-16 1 3 1 6 7 2.33 - - | 0
WHC-17 1 6 2 3 5 0.83 14 - | 0
WHL 5 245 85 174 259 1.06 242 84 | 4 57 15 51 66 1.16 52 25
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Teamwork
15
Speed
15
Puckhandling
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
11/19/2021
11/19/2021 Up/Down San Jose Sharks San Jose Barracuda
10/30/2021
10/30/2021 Up/Down San Jose Barracuda San Jose Sharks
10/02/2021
10/02/2021 Up/Down San Jose Sharks San Jose Barracuda
07/28/2021
07/28/2021 Extension San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks
07/26/2021
07/26/2021 Confirmed New Jersey Devils San Jose Sharks
10/21/2020
10/21/2020 Extension New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils
08/27/2020
08/27/2020 Confirmed Binghamton Devils Ässät
12/16/2019
12/16/2019 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes New Jersey Devils
09/03/2015
09/03/2015 Confirmed Kelowna Rockets Arizona Coyotes
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Player Biography and Trivia

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

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

Cult/Star player for Kelowna Rockets

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