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Draft Pick Hat Trick: Ryan Merkley

Three things you need to know about the Sharks latest draft pick

by Casey Krygier @sanjosesharks /

Quick Quiz: Ryan Merkley

Quick Quiz: Ryan Merkley

San Jose Sharks draft pick Ryan Merkley participates in a quick quiz

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Here are three things you need to know about the Sharks first-round draft pick Ryan Merkley.

1. In 2016 Merkley was drafted first overall in the OHL draft, named Rookie of the Year, and named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team.


2. Won a gold medal as a member of Team Canada at the Hlinka Memorial Cup in 2017.


3. Has silky moves that sometimes lead to teddy bear tosses.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Can't decide what's better about this @ryan_merkley goal: a) the slick moves b) that it was the teddy bear toss goal


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