Nicholas Merkley San Jose Sharks logo

Age 24 May 23, 1997
Calgary CAN
Right Wing shoots right
5'10" 178 cm
194 lbs 88 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2024
Agent J.P. Barry
Draft Year 2015
Drafted Overall 30
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Arizona Coyotes logo

Transaction History
Nov 19, 2021 Assigned San Jose Sharks | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Friday.
Nov 7, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley logged an assist in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Devils.
Nov 4, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Blues.
Nov 2, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley produced an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Sabres.
Oct 30, 2021 Recalled San Jose Sharks | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was recalled by the Sharks on Saturday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Oct 1, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was waived by the Sharks on Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Jul 28, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sharks on Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jul 26, 2021 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The New Jersey Devils acquired Christian Jaros from the San Jose Sharks for Nicholas Merkley
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Jul 26, 2021 Nicholas Merkley | Merkley will become a free agent after not receiving a qualifying offer from the Sharks on Monday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Apr 20, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Penguins.
Apr 13, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was promoted to the active roster for Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Apr 7, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was waived by New Jersey on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Apr 4, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley picked up two assists in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Capitals.
Mar 28, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley will be promoted to the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Bruins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Mar 25, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was promoted to the active roster Thursday, per CBS.
Mar 20, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley has been promoted to New Jersey's active roster ahead of Saturday afternoon's game versus Pittsburgh.
Mar 17, 2021 Assigned New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Wednesday.
Mar 10, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was added to New Jersey's taxi squad Wednesday.
Feb 20, 2021 Assigned New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was assigned to AHL Binghamton on Saturday.
Feb 19, 2021 Assigned New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was reassigned to New Jersey's taxi squad Friday.
Feb 18, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was promoted to the active road Thursday.
Feb 17, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was loaned to New Jersey's taxi squad Wednesday.
Feb 16, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
Feb 16, 2021 Activated New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was activated from the taxi squad Tuesday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Jan 31, 2021 Assigned New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was assigned to the taxi squad Sunday.
Jan 30, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | The Devils promoted Merkley from their taxi squad to their active roster Saturday.
Jan 28, 2021 Assigned New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | The Devils assigned Merkley to their taxi squad Thursday.
Jan 27, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley dished out an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Flyers.
Jan 23, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley will be promoted to the active roster from the taxi squad and make his season debut Sunday against the Islanders, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Jan 11, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley was waived by the Devils on Monday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Dec 1, 2020 New Jersey Devils | Nicholas Merkley | Merkley's loan deal with Assat (Finland) has come to an end, and he will head back to North America ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Oct 21, 2020 New Jersey Devils | re-signed RW Nicholas Merkley to a one-year, two-way contract worth $874,125.
Feb 24, 2020 Assigned New Jersey Devils | assigned RW Nicholas Merkley to Tucson (AHL).
Feb 13, 2020 Recalled New Jersey Devils | recalled RW Nick Merkley from Tucson (AHL).
Dec 16, 2019 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Arizona Coyotes acquired Taylor Hall and Blake Speers from the New Jersey Devils for Kevin Bahl, Nate Schnarr, Nicholas Merkley, and a conditional 2020 first and conditional 2021 third round pick.
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Sep 22, 2019 Assigned Arizona Coyotes | assigned RW Nick Merkley to Tucson (AHL).
Oct 2, 2018 Assigned Arizona Coyotes | assigned RW Nicholas Merkley to Tucson (AHL).
Dec 23, 2017 Assigned Arizona Coyotes | assigned RW Nicholas Merkley to Tucson (AHL).
Sep 26, 2017 Assigned Arizona Coyotes | assigned RW Nicholas Merkley to Tucson (AHL).
Oct 2, 2016 Assigned Arizona Coyotes | assigned RW Nicholas Merkley to Kelowna (WHL).
Sep 20, 2015 Assigned Arizona Coyotes | assigned RW Nicholas Merkley to Kelowna (WHL).
Sep 3, 2015 Arizona Coyotes | signed RW Nicholas Merkley to an entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Nicholas Merkley
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks logo 7 1 2 3 -3 0 80 37.50 44.40 0.20 46.20 0.80 0.75 1.50
Nicholas Merkley Stats by Elite Prospects Nicholas Merkley Advanced Stats by
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
2010-2011 Calgary Bisons U15 AAA AEHL U15 31 16 18 34 20
2011-2012 Calgary Bisons U15 AAA AEHL U15 32 41 32 73 42 Playoffs 9 9 4 13 0
2011-2012 Team Calgary South Alberta Cup 5 5 3 8 4
2011-2012 Calgary Bisons U15 AAA John Reid Bantam 5 6 4 10 12 Playoffs 9 9 4 13 0
2012-2013 Calgary Buffaloes U18 AAA AEHL U18 30 14 19 33 95 Playoffs 11 4 6 10 0
2012-2013 Team Alberta WCCC-16 3 1 6 7 0
2012-2013 Kelowna Rockets WHL 1 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 7 0 3 3 0
2013-2014 Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 6 2 3 5 14
2013-2014 Kelowna Rockets WHL 66 25 33 58 46 Playoffs 14 4 13 17 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 4 4 8
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Team White U18-Dev 3 0 1 1 6
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Kelowna Rockets WHL 72 20 70 90 79 Playoffs 19 5 22 27 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 5 3 2 5 14 Playoffs 19 5 22 27 0
2015-2016 Kelowna Rockets WHL 43 17 31 48 44
2015-2016 WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Kelowna Rockets WHL 63 23 40 63 73 Playoffs 17 6 13 19 0
2016-2017 WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 3 3 0
2017-2018 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 38 18 21 39 22
2017-2018 Arizona Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 2 11 17.73 -56.50 25.48 -31.26 0.00 0.00
2018-2019 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 45 10 24 34 26
2019-2020 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 26 3 13 16 10
2019-2020 Binghamton Devils AHL 28 8 11 19 16
2019-2020 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 1 1 2 2 42 50.00 53.40 20.80 47.60 10.90 1.44 2.88
2020-2021 Ässät Liiga 19 4 9 13 33
2020-2021 New Jersey Devils NHL 27 2 8 10 7 283 41.40 44.90 -7.70 47.50 -3.20 0.42 1.91
2020-2021 Binghamton Devils AHL 5 1 2 3 4
2021-2022 San Jose Barracuda AHL 8 3 5 8 4
2021-2022 San Jose Sharks NHL 7 1 2 3 0 80 37.50 44.40 0.20 46.20 0.80 0.75 1.50
Nicholas Merkley Stats by Elite Prospects | Nicholas Merkley Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team San Jose Sharks logo
Signing Date July 28, 2021
Signing Status UFA no QO
Agent J.P. Barry
Standard Contract | 1 Years $750,000 0.92% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $750,000
RFA
AAV $750,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $750,000
Minors Salary $400,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team New Jersey Devils logo
Signing Date October 21, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent J.P. Barry
Standard Contract | 1 Years $874,125 1.07% of cap space
2020-2021
Cap Hit $874,125
UFA no QO
AAV $874,125
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $874,125
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $874,125
Minors Salary $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date September 3, 2015
Agent J.P. Barry
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,589,999 1.30% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $925,000 $894,167 $863,333 $863,333 $863,333
RFA
AAV $1,137,500 $1,106,667 $1,075,833 $1,075,833 $1,075,833
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $212,500 $212,500 $212,500
Base Salary $0 $0 $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0 $0
Total Salary $0 $0 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500
Minors Salary $0 $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year