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Ryan Merkley Profile

Ryan Merkley
Ht/Wt: 5'11"/170 lbs
Position: RHD
Team: Guelph (OHL)

Ryan Merkley's Player Profile

Sam Cosentino - SportsNet - April 28: "Based on pure skill alone, Merkley is a first-rounder. There are many layers to this onion."

Steve Kournianos - SportingNews/The Draft Analys - April 28: "Fantastic puck skills and elite vision may be enough for a team to overlook Merkley's shoddy defensive play and allegations that he's got a poor attitude."

Cam Robinson - DobberProspects - April 26: "The reigning OHL Rookie of the Year boasts elite offensive skills from the back end: Vision, passing, dynamic edges, good top end speed and impressive acceleration. His play in his own zone and decision-making without the puck are still very much a work in progress. Couple that with whispers of off-ice issues and we may see him slide considerably on draft day"

Peter Harling - DobberProspects - Mar. 3rd: "Merkley is a dynamic offensive defenseman with elite vision, playmaking ability and an elite skater. His defensive abilities and compete level have come under scrutiny as have some of his off-ice behaviours. The skill is undeniable but there are some major red flags."

Ryan Merkley Videos

Ryan Merkley - Sportsnet "The Next Ones" Segment

Ryan Merkley 2017-2018 OHL Highlights

Ryan Merkley - Highlights 2017-2018

The Draft Analyst: RHD Ryan Merkley Highlights

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