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Michael Mersch
Michael Mersch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Park Ridge, Ill.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
F

Prev. School/Team:
USA Hockey NTDP

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Badger Bites
Shoots left ... born in October of 1992 ... parents are Nancy Mersch and the late Michael Mersch ... has two siblings, Natalie (16) and Dominick (13) ... father played Division I hockey at now defunct Illinois-Chicago ... attended Pioneer High School ... drafted in the fourth round, 110th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft ... major is consumer affairs

2013-14 / Senior Season
Second-team All-American ... First-team All-Big Ten ... All-Big Ten Tournament Team ... two-time Big Ten First Start of the Week ... also named a Big Ten Second Star of the Week ... leads the team with 22 goals, becoming UW's first two-time 20-goal scorer since 2005-06 ... shares the Big Ten lead with 20 goals, including 12 in conference play ... 23rd on the UW record list and fifth among active players with 67 career goals ... scored his 100th career point vs. Colorado College on Dec. 13 ... has played in every game of his career at UW ... tied for fourth among Big Ten skaters in all games with 35 points, also shared fifth with 19 points in league play ... his 0.59 goals-per-game average this season shares seventh in the nation, while his 10 power-play goals led the Big Ten and shared fifth in the country ... led the Badgers in power play goals for the third season, becoming the first player ever to do it at UW ... tallied his first career hhat trick on Jan. 10 against Michigan

2012-13 / Junior Season
Led all WCHA players during the regular season with 22 goals ... 17 goals in WCHA games ranked second ... led the Badgers with 23 goals overall ... team's leading scorer with 36 points ... fifth Badger in the Mike Eaves' coaching era with at least 20 goals in a season ... accounted for 20.5 percent of the team's goals, the fourth player in school history to post at least 20 percent of a team's tallies for a season (Jake Dowell - 2006-07; Rene Bourque - 2002-03; Mark Johnson - 1977-78) ... led the team with six power-play goals, four game-winning goals and three game-tying scores ... had five two-goal games ... scored goals in five of the first seven and eight of the first 11 games of the season ... posted first-career four-point game with two goals and two assists in 6-2 victory at Nebraska Omaha (March 2) ... named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (March 5) ... voted Spike Carlson MVP by his teammates ... WCHA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten

2011-12 / Sophomore Season
Scored two goals and recorded an assist against Mercyhurst (Nov. 25) ... collected two goals against North Dakota (Jan. 27) ... scored a goal and picked up two assists vs. Denver (Feb. 18) ... scored game-winning goal against Bemidji State (Feb. 24) ... skated in all 37 games ... set new career highs in goals (14), assists (16) and points (30) ... second on team in scoring with 14 goals ... third-highest point total on team ... tied for team lead with seven power-play goals

2010-11 / Freshman Season
Skated in 41 games ... led UW freshmen with eight goals ... had two multi-goal games, coming in wins over Michigan Tech (Oct. 29) and Minnesota (Nov. 5) ... scored three game-winning goals ... tied for sixth among skaters in the WCHA with a plus-17 rating in conference games ... named team's Dr. Joseph Coyne Most Consistent Player

Before Mersch Was a Badger
Skated 2008-10 with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... posted four goals and eight points in 26 games for Team USA in the USHL in 2009-10 ... in 2008-09 with the under-17 team, shared the team lead with 27 goals and ranked fourth on the squad with 46 points in 65 games played ... paced the team with seven game-winning goals and tied for second with five power-play tallies ... before joining the development program, posted 35 goals and 75 points playing for Team Illinois ... competed as a member of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2008 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Prievidza, Slovakia where his four points in four games ranked second on the team ... played basketball, football and baseball before concentrating on hockey at the national team development program

Overall Statistics
Season GP G A Pts. SOG P-PIM PPG SHG GWG
2010-11 41 8 11 19 69 16-32 0 0 3
2011-12 37 14 16 30 84 13-37 7 1 1
2012-13 42 23 13 36 142 7-22 6 0 4
2013-14 37 22 13 35 162 9-18 10 1 2
Totals 157 67 53 115 457 45-109 23 2 10

CAREER HIGHS

GAME
Goals: 3, vs. Michigan, 1/10/14
Assists: 2 (5x); last at
Points: 4 (2x); last vs. Michigan, 1/10/14
Point Streak: 6, 11/30/13 - 12/27/13
Multi-point Games: 28
Overtime Goals: None

SERIES
Goals: 3 (3x); last vs. Michigan State, 2/21-22/13
Assists: 3 (2x); last at Nebraska Omaha, 3/1-2/13
Points: 6, at Nebraska Omaha, 3/1-2/13

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