Dawson Mercer

New Jersey Devils logo
Age 22 Oct 27, 2001
Bay Roberts Canada
Center shoots right
6'0" 183 cm
181 lbs 82 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2028
Draft Year 2020
Drafted Overall 18
Draft Round 1
Draft Team New Jersey Devils logo

Transaction History
Feb 27, 2024 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Feb 13, 2024 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer logged an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators.
Feb 12, 2024 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored his 15th goal of the season in the New Jersey Devils' 3-1 win over the Seattle Kraken on Monday.
Feb 6, 2024 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Jan 4, 2024 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored two goals in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals.
Dec 27, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer had a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Dec 22, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Edmonton.
Dec 2, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a power-play goal on three shots and went minus-2 in Friday's 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Nov 29, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer produced a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the New York Islanders.
Nov 14, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a power-play goal on four shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Nov 5, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a power-play goal in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Nov 3, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer had two shots, one blocked shot and a minus-1 rating in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild as his season-opening point drought reached nine games.
May 11, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Michael McLeod | McLeod assisted on a Dawson Mercer goal in the first period en route to a 3-2 season-ending loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.
May 11, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer potted the first goal of the game as New Jersey took a 3-2 loss to Carolina on Thursday.
May 8, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer earned three assists in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3.
Apr 29, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal in a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 on Saturday.
Apr 28, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer tallied a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-0 win over the New York Rangers.
Apr 4, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored three goals in Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Mar 25, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer found the back of the net in a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
Mar 11, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer stretched his point streak to 12 games with an assist in a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
Mar 9, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 shootout win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday. The points extended his scoring streak to 11 games.
Mar 5, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer's eight-game goal streak ended in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Arizona Coyotes, but he picked up a power-play assist, four shots on goal and two hits.
Mar 3, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal on 10 shots in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Mar 1, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer contributed a goal and three assists in New Jersey's 7-5 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.
Feb 25, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal Saturday in a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Feb 24, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and added an assist in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
Feb 16, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer contributed a goal in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Thursday.
Jan 19, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer logged a shorthanded assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Jan 13, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer provided an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Jan 10, 2023 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored two goals and an assist on two shots, fueling the New Jersey Devils to a 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Dec 29, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer registered five shots against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.
Dec 12, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer contributed a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.
Dec 10, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal during a 6-4 loss to the visiting Islanders on Friday.
Nov 21, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Nov 15, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer collected two assists in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Oct 25, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer connected on his third goal this season as the Detroit Red Wings suffered a 6-2 loss Tuesday.
Oct 22, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer netted a power-play goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Oct 21, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer was the only New Jersey forward without a shot on goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the New York Islanders. He totaled one blocked shot, one hit, two PIM and a plus-1 rating.
May 2, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer dressed in all 82 games as a rookie in 2021-22, totaling 17 goals and 25 assists.
Apr 4, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer recorded two assists in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders.
Mar 16, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Feb 28, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a power-play goal on three shots and added an assist in Monday's 7-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Feb 15, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal and added two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Feb 8, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Jan 31, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer notched an assist in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jan 23, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer produced a pair of assists in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Jan 2, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer logged an assist, two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Washington Capitals.
Dec 31, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 6-5 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Dec 18, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a shorthanded goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Dec 8, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a power-play goal on two shots in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 28, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer notched an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 14, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer produced an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.
Nov 13, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Oct 31, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored a goal on five shots and had two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.
Oct 27, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Oct 15, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer posted an assist, two shots on goal and four PIM in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dec 24, 2020 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
Oct 6, 2020 New Jersey Devils | Dawson Mercer | Mercer was drafted 18th overall by the New Jersey Devils at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Tuesday.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Dawson Mercer
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils logo 61 16 11 27 -19 10 813 42.10 48.00 -6.50 49.60 -5.10 0.96 1.55
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2014-2015 Team Newfoundland U14 (ACC) ACC-U14 5 2 2 4 2
2014-2015 Tri Pen Ice U15 AAA NLAAAHL U15 28 20 23 43 30 Playoffs 5 5 8 13 0
2015-2016 Team Newfoundland U15 (ACC) ACC-U15 5 2 3 5 0
2015-2016 Tri Pen Ice U15 AAA NLAAAHL U15 24 42 26 68 41 Playoffs 4 8 2 10 0
2016-2017 Bishop's College School Varsity MPHL 18 8 14 22 8 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Bishop's College School Prep U16 PSHF U16 4 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Bishop's College School Varsity PSHF U18 11 6 6 12 0 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Team Newfoundland QGC-16 5 4 9 13 0
2017-2018 Team Blue U17-Dev 3 1 0 1 0
2017-2018 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 61 11 15 26 25 Playoffs 10 1 3 4 0
2017-2018 Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 2 0 2 0
2018-2019 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 68 30 34 64 50 Playoffs 16 5 11 16 0
Draft Yr 2019-2020 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 26 18 24 42 21
Draft Yr 2019-2020 Canada U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2019-2020 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 16 6 12 18 4
Draft Yr 2019-2020 QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 2 1 3 0
2020-2021 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 23 19 17 36 6 Playoffs 9 6 11 17 0
2020-2021 Canada U20 WJC-20 7 2 4 6 2
2021-2022 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 17 25 42 28 1,121 44.00 51.10 -1.00 49.90 -0.80 0.75 1.77
2021-2022 Canada WC 10 0 5 5 0
2022-2023 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 27 29 56 14 1,088 56.20 55.40 -1.30 51.60 -3.30 1.10 2.04 Playoffs 12 3 4 7 0
2023-2024 New Jersey Devils NHL 61 16 11 27 10 813 42.10 48.00 -6.50 49.60 -5.10 0.96 1.55
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Active Contract

Signing Team New Jersey Devils logo
Signing Date December 29, 2020

Qualifying Offer on Expiry $874,125
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,682,501 1.11% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $925,000 $894,167 $894,167 $894,167
RFA
AAV $1,325,000 $1,294,167 $1,294,167 $1,294,167
Performance Bonuses $0 $400,000 $400,000 $400,000
Base Salary $0 $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0
Total Salary $92,500 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500
Minors Salary $0 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Clauses
ENTRY-LEVEL SLIDE
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History