David Meckler

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David Meckler
David Meckler Monarchs.jpg
Born (1987-07-09) July 9, 1987 (age 29)
Highland Park, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Manchester Monarchs
EC Red Bull Salzburg
EHC München
NHL Draft 134th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2007–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

Meckler, who is Jewish,[1] was born in Highland Park, Illinois. He attended Waterloo High School and Yale University.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

After one year in the EC Red Bull Salzburg Organization, Meckler left Salzburg to sign a contract with sponsor affiliate, EHC Red Bull München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on November 17, 2014.[6]

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.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Chicago Freeze NAHL 56 7 15 22 48
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
2005–06 Yale University ECAC 31 7 3 10 28
2006–07 London Knights OHL 67 38 35 73 53 16 15 7 22 20
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 76 23 13 36 24 4 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 74 14 15 29 28
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 73 11 9 20 22 14 1 0 1 2
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 75 16 17 33 28 7 2 0 2 0
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 44 10 7 17 13 4 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 39 3 6 9 8 4 1 1 2 4
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
AHL totals 381 77 67 144 123 33 5 2 7 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Hockey Review: 2010–11; Minor Leagues". Jewish Sports Review. 8 (87): 7–8. September–October 2011. 
  2. ^ David Meckler (July 9, 1987). "Yale". Yalebulldogs.com. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Yale end epic encounter with Union". ECAC Hockey. March 6, 2006. Archived from the original on September 3, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Six players agree to terms with Kings". Los Angeles Kings. July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Red Bull lure forward David Meckler to Salzburg" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. September 3, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "München verpflichtet David Meckler vom EC Red Bull Salzubrg" (in German). EHC Red Bull München. November 17, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Due to medical reasons, Meckler's professional career unable to continue" (in German). EHC München. 2015-05-29. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 

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