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Ryan Merkley Profile

Ryan Merkley
Ht/Wt: 5'11"/165 lbs
Position: RHD
Team: Guelph (OHL)

Ryan Merkley's Player Profile

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - January 9th: "One of the youngest players in this draft, heís also one of the most offensively gifted. The reigning OHL Rookie of the Year boasts elite offensive skills from the back end. Vision, passing, dynamic edges, top end speed and acceleration. His play in his own zone and decision-making without the puck is still very much a work in progress, but the right-handed defender has the makings of a dynamic point-producer. His boom or bust tag has been well earned."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - December 6th: "Itís tough to extract the riverboat gambler out of his game, but then again, why would you want to? His defensive deficiencies are still overshadowed by his unique ability to do things offensively. He is extremely confident in magic puck-handling skills."

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - October 31st: "Roving playmaker from the blueline with excellent speed and a superior understanding of his responsibilites as a jump-starter and attacker. Merkley is pure offense in every sense of the term, and it seems as everything he does with the puck has a cherry on top. He is a commanding presence who carries the puck as well as he dishes it out, and you can always count on him to find the open man, especially back-door and off the rush."

Ryan Merkley Videos

Getting to Know the Guelph Storm - Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley 1G 2A vs Colts | Feb 17 2017

Ryan Merkley 1G 1A vs Spitfires | Jan 6 2017

Ryan Merkley 2G 1A vs Frontenacs | Dec 11 2016

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