October 2, 1992 |
Park Ridge, IL, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|Los Angeles Kings
Ontario Reign (AHL)
|NHL Draft||110th overall, 2011
Los Angeles Kings
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.
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.
On April 1, 2014, the Los Angeles Kings signed Mersch to a three-year entry-level contract.
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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||17||1||2||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|WCHA All-Academic Team||2012–13|
|All-Big Ten First Team||2013–14|||
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2013–14|
|Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs)||2015|||
- "Badgers men's hockey: Michael Mersch, Mark Zengerle, Jake McCabe make inaugural All-Big Ten first team". Baraboo News Republic. 2014-04-01. Archived from the original on March 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "Michael Mercch signs deal with Los Angeles Kings". buckys5thquarter.com. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "Gaborik's shootout goal lifts Kings over Penguins". National Hockey League. 2015-12-11. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
- Park Ridge's Michael Mersch is Wisconsin's star forward | Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
- "Big Ten Announces Hockey Postseason Honors". Big Ten Conference. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.
- Michael Mersch career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Michael Mersch career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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