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39 Nicholas Merkley RW

New Jersey Devils

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
2%0%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
2810-5711:30

Player Updates

April 21, 2021 12:20 AM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Two points despite limited TOI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Penguins.

Merkley skated just 8:53 in total and a mere 17 seconds on the power play, but he made the most of his limited opportunities. Though he's still a work in progress defensively and away from the puck, the 23-year-old winger can make things happen in the offensive zone. Merkley has nine points in 20 games this season, which is impressive given his limited role on the offensively challenged Devils.

April 13, 2021 06:36 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Back in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was promoted to the active roster for Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Merkley is back in the lineup after missing Sunday's loss to the Penguins. The 23-year-old has averaged roughly 12 minutes per game this season, posting two goals and four assists across 15 contests.

April 11, 2021 11:40 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Dropped to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was sent to the taxi squad Sunday, CapFriendly reports.

Merkley was waived Wednesday but still skated in the last two games with New Jersey. He's tallied six points in 15 NHL games this season.

April 7, 2021 12:08 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was waived by New Jersey on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Merkley could remain on the active roster if he passes through waivers unclaimed. The 2015 first-round pick has tallied six points in 13 NHL appearances this season.

April 4, 2021 09:12 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Dishes two assists Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley picked up two assists in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Capitals.

The 23-year-old still isn't a consistent producer for the Devils, but Merkley has been teasing the upside that made him the 30th overall pick in the 2015 draft. He has two multi-point performances through 12 games this season but eight goose eggs, leading to a total of six points (two goals, four assists).

March 28, 2021 10:24 AM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley will be promoted to the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Bruins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Merkley has gotten more involved offensively of late, recording a goal on 12 shots over the last four games. The 23-year-old is expected to skate on the third line with Pavel Zacha and Miles Wood in Sunday's game.

March 27, 2021 03:20 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was sent to the taxi squad Friday, according to CapFriendly.

Merkley has four points in nine NHL games this season but he was sent to the taxi squad before Friday's tilt with Washington. He could be back in the Devils' lineup against Boston on Sunday.

March 25, 2021 07:28 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Leaps to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was promoted to the active roster Thursday, per CBS.

Merkley has floated in and out of the lineup this season, but he's managed to post three points through eight games. He'll play in Thursday's road game versus the Capitals.

March 24, 2021 09:40 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Moves to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was designated for the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Merkley has played in eight NHL games this season, recording three points, 16 shots on net and eight hits. The 23-year-old likely will ascend back to the active roster before Thursday's game against the Capitals.

March 23, 2021 09:28 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: In lineup Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, per CapFriendly. He is playing versus the Flyers.

Merkley is making his third straight appearance. Prior to Tuesday, the 23-year-old has racked up three points and 12 shots on net in seven contests.

March 20, 2021 12:44 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Joins active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley has been promoted to New Jersey's active roster ahead of Saturday afternoon's game versus Pittsburgh.

Merkley's expected to skate on New Jersey's second line Saturday. He's picked up three points through five top-level appearances this season.

March 17, 2021 01:08 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Back to Binghamton
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Wednesday.

Merkley has only cracked the big club's lineup on five occasions this season, but he was productive over that span, picking up one goal and two assists. The 23-year-old forward will, however, likely spend most of the year in the minors or on the Devils' taxi squad.

March 10, 2021 01:00 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Joins taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was added to New Jersey's taxi squad Wednesday.

Merkley has been productive in limited action with the big club this season, picking up three points in five games, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him ascend to the active roster soon.

February 20, 2021 05:28 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Heads to AHL affiliate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was assigned to AHL Binghamton on Saturday.

The Devils finally have a healthy crop of forwards, so they're no longer in need of Merkley's services as a depth option up front. The 23-year-old rookie has, however, played well in limited action with the big club this season, picking up three points in five games, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back on the NHL roster later this campaign.

February 19, 2021 12:16 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Returned to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was reassigned to New Jersey's taxi squad Friday.

This has become a daily occurrence for Merkley recently. The 23-year-old forward will almost certainly rejoin the active roster ahead of Saturday's matinee matchup with Buffalo.

February 19, 2021 03:08 AM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Called up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was promoted to the active roster Thursday.

Merkley registered a goal and an assist against the Rangers on Tuesday and was always going to be brought back up from the taxi squad ahead of Thursday's clash. The 23-year-old winger figures to slot into a third-line role but could move up the depth chart with another strong performance.

February 17, 2021 03:12 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Loaned to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was loaned to New Jersey's taxi squad Wednesday.

Merkley just picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him added back to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus Boston. The 23-year-old rookie has tallied three points through four games this campaign.

February 17, 2021 12:20 AM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Two points against Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

The 23-year-old was pressed into duty for the short-handed Devils, and he responded with arguably his best game at the NHL level in his brief career. Merkley has a first-round pedigree, going 30th overall to the Coyotes in 2015, and has posted solid scoring numbers in the AHL (39 goals and 108 points in 137 games), but once players like Nico Hischier and Nikita Gusev are cleared through the COVID-19 protocols, he could have a hard time keeping his spot in the New Jersey lineup.

February 16, 2021 04:16 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Rises to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was activated from the taxi squad Tuesday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

Merkley is expected to suit up in Tuesday's game against the Rangers. The 23-year-old winger has played seven NHL games for the Devils over the past two seasons, posting three points and 11 shots on net. He's slated to play in the bottom six for now.

January 31, 2021 12:48 PM
Devils' Nicholas Merkley: Shifts to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merkley was assigned to the taxi squad Sunday.

Merkley played in three of the last four games, but he never logged more than 12 minutes in a given contest. The 23-year-old won't suit up in Sunday's matchup against the Sabres. In a corresponding move, Jesper Boqvist and Mikhail Maltsev were promoted from the taxi squad.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/04vs BOSW 4-3 (OT)00004:27
05/03vs BOSL 0-300009:02
05/01@ PHIW 4-1000014:14
04/29vs PHIW 5-3011012:27
04/25@ PHIL 3-4 (SO)000011:54
04/24@ PITL 2-4000-17:13
04/22@ PITL 1-5000010:57
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21NJ272810-500026
2019-20NJ411200000
2017-18ARI1000000000
Total323912-500026
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21NJ27385.311:3043017.280.007101
2019-20NJ4812.511:21592.450.002001
2017-18ARI100.013:00192:030:002001
Total32466.511:3150821:470:0011103
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/194
Birthdate:
05/23/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Calgary, AB
Team:
New Jersey Devils
School:

NHL Experience:
2