Michael Mersch (LW)
||Park Ridge, IL
2013-14 Season: Made American Hockey League debut on April, 4, 2014 against the Hartford Wolfpack...Played seven games for Manchester...Scored first professional point on April 5, 2014 against the Portland Pirates...Scored first professional goal and multi-point game on April 9, 2014 against Portland...Recorded 22 shots on goal and two penalty minutes...Played in four Calder Cup Playoff games...Recorded one point in Calder Cup Playoffs...Completed senior season with the University of Wisconsin Badgers as a Second-Team All-American...First-team All Big Ten...All-Big Ten Tournament Team...two-time Big-Ten First Star of the Week...Big Ten Second Star of the Week...led the team in goals (22) for second straight season...first two-time 20-goal scorer since 05-06 season...first player in team history to lead the team in power play goals for third season...scored 100th career point on December 13, 2013 against Colorado College...recorded first career hat trick on January 10, 2014 against Michigan.
2012-13 Season: Recorded 36 points (23-13=36) and 22 penalty minutes in 42 games with the University of Wisconsin Badgers...Completed his junior season with career-highs in points (36), goals, (23), and games played (42)...Led the team with 23 goals and 36 points.
Career Highlights: Collected 30 points (14-16=30) and 37 penalty minutes in 37 games as a sophomore with the Badgers during their 2011-12 campaign...Ranked second on the team with 14 goals...Finished third on the team with 16 assists and 30 total points...His 37 penalty minutes ranked fifth on the team...Registered eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points along with 32 penalty minutes in 41 games as a freshman during the 2010-11 season.
Transactions: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth-round (110th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft…Signed a three-year entry level contract with the Kings on April 1, 2014...Signed an amateur tryout-agreement with the Monarchs on April 4, 2014.