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Nick Merkley

Born:May 23, 1997Draft:2015 Coyotes, 30th Overall
Hometown:Calgary, AB, CANPosition:Right Wing/Centre
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:San Jose Sharks

Nicholas Merkley (born May 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League (NHL). Merkley was rated as a top prospect who was widely projected to be a first round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In the said Draft, he was selected 30th overall by the Arizona Coyotes, the final pick of the opening round. He played in one game with the Coyotes before being traded to the New Jersey Devils in 2019.

Nick Merkley New Jersey Devils
Nick Merkley, New Jersey Devils (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • 2011-12 AMBHL Most Valuable Player
  • 2012-13 AMHL Second All-Star Team
  • 2013-14 U17 WHC Silver Medal
  • 2013-14 WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Trophy)
  • 2014-15 CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team
  • 2014-15 CHL Top Prospects Game
  • 2014-15 Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal
  • 2014-15 WHL (West) Second All-Star Team
  • 2014-15 WHL Champion
  • 2017-18 AHL All-Star Game

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