LOS ANGELES –
The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Michael Mersch
from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
The Kings drafted Mersch #110 overall in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft while the power forward was in the midst of his College career at the University of Wisconsin. Mersch spent four seasons with Wisconsin and was named to the to the All Big-Ten First Team after his Senior year in 2013-’14, where he put up 35 points (22G, 18A) in 37 games played.
The 23-year-old Mersch (born Oct. 2, 1992) is a 6-2, 218-pound native of Park Ridge, Ill. who has appeared in 19 games this season with Ontario, where he has registered 15 points (12-3=15) and 10 penalty minutes. At the time of his recall, he ranked fifth in the league in goals.
Mersch has appeared in 102 career AHL regular-season games, where he has posted 63 points (36-27=63), a plus-23 rating and 37 penalty minutes. Mersch will meet the Kings on the East Coast prior to their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
The newly-recalled forward will wear #49 with the Kings.