Kings sign Mersch, Dowd - LA Kings Insider

The Kings have signed Wisconsin senior Michael Mersch (fourth round, 2011) and St. Cloud State senior Nic Dowd (seventh round, 2009) to entry level contracts. Mersch, 21, signed a three-year ELC, while Dowd, 23, signed a one-year ELC.

I’ll post updates, analysis, and some thoughts from Los Angeles’ hockey operations soon.

Via Bucky’s Fifth Quarter, here’s Mersch scoring a highlight reel goal against Michigan earlier this season:

Mersch’s stats:

I recently chatted with Nelson Emerson, Player Development, about Dowd, a Hobey Baker finalist.

Dowd’s stats:

Via SB Nation College Hockey:

Dowd is underappreciated and overlooked by many, but he’s one of the most complete players in college hockey. He’s playing center at St. Cloud, though likely projects as a wing in the NHL. He mixes a powerful game, grinding along the boards and playing tough defense, with the skill to score goals and effectively set-up teammates.