Last season with the Reign, Mersch had 21 goals and 28 assists for 49 points in 65 American Hockey League regular season games. He was a +11 with 16 penalty minutes. In the Calder Cup Playoffs, Mersch had one goal and two assists for three points in four games.
Mersch was drafted in the fourth round, 110th overall by the Kings in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He played the last three seasons with the Reign with a brief time with the Kings during the 2015-16 NHL season. That year he had one goal and two assists for three points in 17 regular season games. Mersch was a +1, but showed excellent discipline as he had zero penalty minutes.
It will be interesting to see if Mersch will play for the Dallas Stars, or their American Hockey League affiliate, Texas Stars. Last season Texas had a great season as they advanced to the Calder Cup Finals where they lost to the Toronto Marlies in seven games. In the first round of the postseason, the Stars eliminated the Ontario Reign.
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