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Canada Nick Merkley
a.k.a. "Nicholas Merkley"
#39 New Jersey Devils / NHL - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Marek Hrivík 44 14 37 51
2. Daniel Zaar 52 18 32 50
3. Daniel Viksten 51 25 23 48
4. Emil Pettersson 52 22 26 48
5. Carter Camper 46 14 32 46
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
23
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Contract
20/21
Cap Hit
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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 20 2 7 9 0 -4 |
Binghamton Devils AHL 5 1 2 3 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
NHL
Tue 20/04 New Jersey Devils @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Sun 18/04 New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers
Sat 17/04 New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers
Thu 15/04 New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers
Tue 13/04 New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers
Fri 09/04 New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Thu 08/04 New Jersey Devils @ Buffalo Sabres
Tue 06/04 New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres
Sun 04/04 New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals
Tue 30/03 New Jersey Devils @ Boston Bruins
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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 4 142 40 71 111 0.78 78 -3 | 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 3 25 3 8 11 0.44 4 -4 | 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
Puckhandling
15
Passing
15
Shooting Accuracy
14

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/11/2021
03/11/2021 Up/Down Binghamton Devils New Jersey Devils
02/21/2021
02/21/2021 Up/Down New Jersey Devils Binghamton Devils
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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