|(4/23/19) Merkley is yet to pick up a point in his first five games with AHL San Jose.|
Merkley's dry spell includes two games at the end of the regular season and his first three playoff contests. The 2018 first-round (21st overall) selection posted just one assist in five postseason games for OHL Peterborough, so he has been in a slump for the better part of the last month. Merkley's offensive abilities are world-class, but questions remain regarding his maturity level and ability to defend in his own zone. He is your classic boom/bust prospect.