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Justin Mercier
Justin Mercier
Center
(mer-SEAR)
Number: 43
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 25, 1987
Birthplace: Erie, PA, United States
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Drafted: COL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (168th overall)
CAREER
2010-11:
Was the only Lake Erie Monster to appear in all 80 games during the 2010-11 regular season…Tallied 28 points (12g/16a) and added 66 penalty minutes in his second professional
campaign…Went on to share the team lead with three goals and five points in seven games during the AHL playoffs…Tallied a goal and an assist in Lake Erie’s Game 1 win over Manitoba on April 16 and had two goals and a helper in the Game 4 victory at Manitoba on April 21.
2009-10: Spent the majority of the season with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) but also made his NHL debut with Colorado…Appeared in nine games for the Avalanche, totaling two points (1g/1a)…Was originally recalled on Dec. 9 and made his NHL debut that night against Minnesota…Reassigned to Lake Erie on Dec. 16…Recalled from Lake Erie for the second time on Jan. 30 and picked up his first NHL point (assist) on Jan. 31 vs. New York Rangers…Scored his first NHL goal on Feb. 4 at Nashville (Pekka Rinne)…Reassigned to Lake Erie on Feb. 14 and finished the season with the Monsters…Totaled 23 points (13g/10a) in 64 AHL games.
2008-09: Recorded 29 points (14g/15a) in 40 games during his senior season at Miami (Ohio) University (CCHA), helping the RedHawks advance to the NCAA title game…Named the West Regional’s Most Outstanding Player after totaling three goals in victories over Denver and Minnesota Duluth en route to the Frozen Four…Led Miami with 161 shots on goal…Finished his collegiate career with 104 points (52g/52a) in 157 contests, becoming the first player in school history to record 100 career points and be a part of 100 victories…Named to Inside College Hockey’s Preseason All-America Third Team…Following the season, signed an entrylevel contract with the Avalanche on July 10, 2009.
2007-08: Finished second on the team and fifth in the CCHA with 25 goals during his junior campaign at Miami (Ohio)…Seven of his goals were game-winners, tying for the NCAA lead…Finished third on the RedHawks in scoring with 40 points…Was a finalist for the CCHA’s Defensive Forward of the Year Award…Ranked 10th nationally in goals-per-game (0.60)…Named RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month for October after leading the nation with six goals (6g/2a).
2006-07: Bettered his freshman numbers in all three scoring categories, recording 10 goals, 15 assists and 25 points in 40 games as a sophomore for Miami (Ohio) University…Finished fifth on the Redhawks in both goals and points and ranked third in penalty minutes (59).
2005-06: Skated in 35 games as a freshman at Miami (Ohio)…Tallied 10 points (3g/7a) and was +4 in helping the RedHawks capture the CCHA regular season title…Missed the first four games of the year due to illness but did not miss a game the rest of the season.
2004-05: Played for the U.S. National Team Development Program…Participated in the 2005 IIHF World Under-18 Championship as a member of Team USA, which won the gold medal…Had six points in four games as Team USA won the Compuware Four Nations Cup in Ann Arbor, Mich…Collected an assist to help the U.S. finish first at the Five Nations Tournament in Tjorn, Sweden.
Personal: Last name is pronounced mer-SEAR.

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