Michael Mersch

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Michael Mersch
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Born (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 24)
Park Ridge, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Los Angeles Kings
Ontario Reign (AHL)
NHL Draft 110th overall, 2011
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2014–present

Michael Mersch (born October 2, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing within the Los Angeles Kings organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Kings in the 4th round (110th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Mersch previously played collegiate hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Men's Division I Big Ten Conference. In his senior year, Mersch's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2013–14 All-Big Ten First Team.[1]

On April 1, 2014, the Los Angeles Kings signed Mersch to a three-year entry-level contract.[2]

In the 2015–16 season, on December 11, 2015, Michael drew in to his first NHL game for the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings bested the Pittsburgh Penguins in at 3-2 shootout win at the Consol Energy Center. Mersch registered 2 shots and 3 hits during his 11:01 time on ice.[3]

Family[edit]

His father, Mike Mersch, was a defenseman who played professionally in the International Hockey League.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 42 15 13 28 50 9 5 2 7 4
2009–10 U.S. National Development Team USHL 27 4 4 8 22
2010–11 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 8 11 19 32
2011–12 University of Wisconsin WCHA 37 14 16 30 37
2012–13 University of Wisconsin WCHA 42 23 13 36 22
2013–14 University of Wisconsin B1G 37 22 13 35 18
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 2 1 3 2 4 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 76 22 23 45 25 18 13 9 22 8
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 52 24 19 43 26 13 2 4 6 4
2015–16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 17 1 2 3 0
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 48 16 17 33 46 5 0 3 3 0
NHL totals 17 1 2 3 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
WCHA All-Academic Team 2012–13
All-Big Ten First Team 2013–14 [5]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2013–14
AHL
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [6]

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