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Justin Mercier

Justin Mercier  #43

Center
NUMBER: 43 BIRTHDATE: June 25, 1987
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Erie, PA, United States
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: COL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (168th overall)

- Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) for the second time this season on Jan. 30 and reassigned on Feb. 14.
- Scored his first NHL goal on Feb. 4 at Nashville.
- Picked up his first NHL assist/point on Jan. 31 vs. NY Rangers.
- Has appeared in 40 games for the Monsters, tallying 12 points (7g/5a) with a +6 plus/minus rating.
- All seven of his goals and 10 of his 12 points came in the month of January.
- Was originally recalled by the Avalanche on Dec. 9 and made his NHL debut that night against Minnesota.
- Was reassigned to Lake Erie on Dec. 16.
- Spent the last four seasons with Miami (Ohio) University (CCHA), where he helped the RedHawks reach the NCAA championship game as a senior in 2008-09.
- Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche following his collegiate career on July 10, 2009.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery