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Canada Nick Merkley

a.k.a. "Nicholas Merkley"
#10 Dinamo Minsk / KHL - 22/23
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Last added: Michelle Müller
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Marat Khairullin 54 25 25 50
2. Taylor Beck 57 14 36 50
3. Alexei Kruchinin 56 15 34 49
4. Vladimir Tkachyov 53 19 29 48
5. Stéphane Da Costa 42 16 31 47
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
25
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Contract
22/23
Agency
Highlights
1-time Hlinka Gretzky Cup Gold Medal 1
1-time WHL (West) Second All-Star Team 1
1-time WHL Champion 1
1-time WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Trophy) 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 9 1 2 3 0 -2 |
San Jose Barracuda AHL 43 11 25 36 28 -11 |
Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 16 5 5 10 10 -3 |
2022-23 Dinamo Minsk KHL 56 14 17 31 77 -1 |
Projected KHL 67 17 20 37 92 -1 |
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” Ivan Hlinka Memorial 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
KHL
2023-01-28T16:10:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk vs Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
2023-01-26T18:00:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk @ Kunlun Red Star
2023-01-24T18:30:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk @ Spartak Moskva
2023-01-22T16:00:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk @ Severstal Cherepovets
2023-01-17T18:10:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk vs Severstal Cherepovets
2023-01-15T16:10:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk vs Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
2023-01-13T18:10:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk vs Amur Khabarovsk
2023-01-11T18:10:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk vs Kunlun Red Star
2023-01-07T12:30:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk @ Sibir Novosibirsk
2023-01-05T09:00:00+0200 Dinamo Minsk @ Admiral Vladivostok
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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 5 201 56 101 157 0.78 116 -17 | 0
Alberta Cup 1 5 5 3 8 1.60 4 - | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (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
KHL 1 56 14 17 31 0.55 77 -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 41 4 11 15 0.37 11 -7 | 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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Passing
16
Speed
15
Puckhandling
15
Hitting
15
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/01/2022
08/01/2022 Confirmed Hartford Wolf Pack Dinamo Minsk
03/21/2022
03/21/2022 Confirmed San Jose Sharks New York Rangers
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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