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Canada Nick Merkley
a.k.a. "Nicholas Merkley"
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Last added: Rayene Ioualalen
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Justin Danforth 56 27 33 60
2. Eemeli Suomi 57 26 31 57
3. Julius Nättinen 54 33 22 55
4. Jesse Puljujärvi 56 24 29 53
5. Kristian Kuusela 55 20 33 53
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
23
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Contract
19/20
Cap Hit
$863,333 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 AEHL U15 31 16 18 34 20 | -
2011-12 Calgary Bisons U15 AAA AEHL U15 32 41 32 73 42 | Playoffs 9 9 4 13 14
2012-13 Calgary Buffaloes U18 AAA AEHL U18 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 | -
2019-20 AHL/ECHL/USHL/WHL/OHL/QMJHL stats powered by HockeyTech
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 | -
Skill Rating

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Puckhandling
16
Passing
16
Agility
15
Teamwork
14

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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
AHL 2019-2020
Wed 11/03 Binghamton Devils @ Rochester Americans
Sun 08/03 Binghamton Devils @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Sat 07/03 Binghamton Devils vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Fri 06/03 Binghamton Devils vs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Sun 01/03 Binghamton Devils @ Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Sat 29/02 Binghamton Devils vs Toronto Marlies
Fri 28/02 Binghamton Devils vs Hartford Wolf Pack
NHL 2019-2020
Sat 22/02 New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals
Tue 18/02 New Jersey Devils @ St. Louis Blues
Sun 16/02 New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AEHL U15 2 63 57 50 107 1.70 62 0 | 1 9 9 4 13 1.44 14 0
AEHL U18 1 30 14 19 33 1.10 95 0 | 1 11 4 6 10 0.91 16 0
AHL 3 137 39 69 108 0.79 74 0 | 0
Alberta Cup 1 5 5 3 8 1.60 4 0 | 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 | 0
Jr Super Series 2 4 0 3 3 0.75 0 -1 | 0
M-Cup 1 5 3 2 5 1.00 14 1 | 0
NHL 2 5 1 1 2 0.40 4 0 | 0
U18-Dev 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 6 0 | 0
WCCC-16 1 3 1 6 7 2.33 0 0 | 0
WHC-17 1 6 2 3 5 0.83 14 0 | 0
WHL 5 245 85 174 259 1.06 242 84 | 4 57 15 51 66 1.16 52 25
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
12/16/2019
12/16/2019 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes New Jersey Devils
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

Cult/Star player for Kelowna Rockets

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