July 9, 1987 |
Highland Park, IL, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)|
EC Red Bull Salzburg
|NHL Draft||134th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
David Meckler (born July 9, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent and on a time-out from hockey due to injury. He last played for EHC Red Bull München in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round (134th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
On March 5, 2006, Meckler scored the winning goal to end the 2nd longest game in NCAA hockey history. Yale University defeated Union College, 3–2, in the ECAC Hockey League first-round playoff game after 81:35 of overtime. David Meckler scored the winning goal with Yale shorthanded.
Upon completion of his junior career with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, Meckler signed a three-year entry level contract with the Los Angeles Kings to begin in the 2007–08 season. He was assigned to and became a fixture of American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. After three years with the Monarchs, Meckler was re-signed by the Kings to a one-year contract on July 16, 2011.
After six seasons within the Kings organization with the Manchester Monarchs, featuring in 414 AHL contests yet unable to make his NHL debut, Meckler left as a free agent to forge a European career and signed a contract with Austrian club, EC Red Bull Salzburg on September 3, 2013.
Meckler initially signed a one-year contract extension to remain in Munich, however on May 29, 2015, advised the club he would terminate the contract due to an enforced time-out from professional hockey due to a spinal injury.
|2003–04||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||56||9||8||17||43||11||3||1||4||17|
|2004–05||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||60||30||15||45||32||5||3||2||5||2|
|2013–14||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||44||14||23||37||16||14||6||8||14||2|
|2014–15||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||14||2||3||5||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||EHC Red Bull München||DEL||30||13||11||24||4||4||0||1||1||0|
- "Professional Hockey Review: 2010–11; Minor Leagues". Jewish Sports Review. 8 (87): 7–8. September–October 2011.
- David Meckler (July 9, 1987). "Yale". Yalebulldogs.com. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- "Yale end epic encounter with Union". ECAC Hockey. March 6, 2006. Archived from the original on September 3, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2006.
- "Six players agree to terms with Kings". Los Angeles Kings. July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
- "Red Bull lure forward David Meckler to Salzburg" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. September 3, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "München verpflichtet David Meckler vom EC Red Bull Salzubrg" (in German). EHC Red Bull München. November 17, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
- "Due to medical reasons, Meckler's professional career unable to continue" (in German). EHC München. 2015-05-29. Retrieved 2015-05-29.