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Justin Mercier

Justin Mercier  #43

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.

Quote of the Day

He's able to play now, we just want to see other guys. We know what he can do.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on not rushing Steven Stamkos onto the ice