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What’s Ryan Merkley’s Trade Value? (+)

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What’s the trade value of a 2018 first-round pick that hasn’t panned out?

That’s what the San Jose Sharks are about to find out.

Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff reported on Tuesday morning that Ryan Merkley, 21st overall selection of that Draft, had requested a trade from the Sharks.

Merkley’s agent J.P. Barry told The Mercury News: “We feel a change will be better for him opportunity-wise after five years.”

BREAKING: Ryan Merkley Requests Trade

That opportunity was lacking this season in San Jose.

Here what an NHL executive and NHL scout, both from outside the San Jose Sharks organization, had to say about what the talented defenseman could command in a trade.

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