Nicholas Merkley
Nicholas Merkley
23-Year-Old CenterC
New Jersey Devils
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Merkley had to work his way back from a knee injury before playing in 45 games for AHL Tucson last season, registering 10 goals and 24 assists. The first-round pick from 2015 has 73 points in 83 games at the AHL level over parts of two seasons, but he'll be in the mix for a bottom-six role when the Coyotes open training camp. The Coyotes are deep up the middle, but a good showing from Merkley could earn him a spot on the wing.. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Devils in October of 2020.
Pens two-way deal
CNew Jersey Devils  Foreign
October 21, 2020
Merkley signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Devils on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Merkley will begin the 2020-21 campaign with Assat of Finland's Liiga before returning to North America for New Jersey's training camp. The 23-year-old winger spent the majority of the 2019-20 season with the Devils' AHL affiliate, notching 19 points in 28 contesets, but he also made four appearances with the big club, picking up two points over that span. He'll likely have a similar role next season, so don't expect him to be a useful fantasy option.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:22
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:37
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
13:30
2:03
0:00
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2019–20
11:22
0:37
0:00
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2015 Fantasy Outlook
Merkley was selected by the Coyotes with the 30th overall pick, which the team acquired from the Blackhawks in exchange for Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline. Despite a small stature (5-foot-11 and 191 pounds), Merkley picked up 20 goals, 90, points, and 79 PIM with WHL Kelowna last season. He will need more time in junior, but is among the many young prospects expected to help move the franchise forward in the years to come.
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Sent back to minors
CNew Jersey Devils  Foreign
February 24, 2020
Merkley was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Monday.
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Back in action
CNew Jersey Devils  Foreign
February 22, 2020
Merkley (face) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
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Won't play against Sharks
CNew Jersey Devils  Foreign
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February 20, 2020
Merkley (face) was at the game-day skate Thursday but will not be in the lineup versus San Jose, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Leaves game after high stick
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February 18, 2020
Merkley was cut by a high stick and forced to exit Tuesday's game against the Blues, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Collects first goal as NHLer
CNew Jersey Devils  Foreign
February 16, 2020
Merkley scored a goal on two shots and provided four hits in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Columbus.
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