With their fourth-round pick (No. 110 overall), the Kings selected left winger Michael Mersch out of the University of Wisconsin. Mersch, 18, had 19 points in 41 games in his freshman season with the Badgers.
Mersch is listed at 6-foot-2, 198 pounds, and was the No. 83 North American skater in the NHL Central Scouting rankings. Mersch spent three years in the U.S. National development program before arriving at the University of Wisconsin. Click here to read a recent NHL.com story on Mersch, in which his coach at Wisconsin, Mike Eaves, said the following: “Michael was a real pleasant surprise for us early in the season, and then as the season went on, we needed him to play big, get to the dirty areas and he was able to do that for us. When you see the work ethic Michael brings, and his willingness to do the little things, hard things and detailed things to get his game to be the best it can be, it’s easy to like a young man like that.”