Justin Mercier

Justin Mercier

Player Profile


Erie, Pa.

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 198




Played in all 42 games for the RedHawks ... scored 25 goals and handed out 15 assists to total 40 points ... received 21 penalties and was in the box for 42 minutes ... scored the game-winning goal in overtime in 3-2 victory over Air Force, sending Miami to the NCAA regional championships ... tied for the NCAA lead in game-winning goals with seven ... scored the most game-winning goals by a non-senior in the NCAA ... posted his final multi-point game of the season against Bowling Green ... posted his final multi-goal game of the season against Ferris State on Feb. 15 ... posted 10 power-play goals ... posted five game-winning goals in conference play.

Played in 40 of Miami's 42 games ... recorded 10 goals and 15 assists to share the fifth spot on the team's scoring chart ... one of seven forwards to eclipse the 20-point mark for the RedHawks ... amassed four multi-point games ... registered his first collegiate power-play goal, which also proved to be the game-winner during the first-ever game at Steve Cady Arena as Miami knocked off Denver, 5-2, in its season opener (Oct. 6) ... his five power-play goals ranked fourth on the team ... tallied three markers with a man advantage in his first five games ... racked up a career-best three points, including a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win at Western Michigan (Jan. 12) ... added multi-point efforts in victories over Nebraska-Omaha (Nov. 17) and Robert Morris (Feb. 15), while also pitching in two helpers in a 4-4 stalemate at Ohio State (Jan. 19) ... amassed a career-high five-game point streak from Dec. 8-Jan. 5 and then repeated the same feat from Feb. 3-17 ... notched his second shorty as a RedHawk at UNO (Nov. 17) ... tied a career-best with +2 rating at WMU (Jan. 12) ... ranked third on his squad with 59 penalty minutes.

Appeared in 35 consecutive games after missing the first four games of the year due to illness ... earned an assist in his first collegiate game, a 3-1 win over Ohio State (Nov. 4) ... notched an assist in four of his first six games and five of his first nine ... led all Miami freshmen in scoring with 10 points on three goals and seven assists ... scored his first collegiate goal in a 4-2 win over Michigan (Dec. 2) and also earned an assist in that game for the first multi-poing game of the season ... four of his 10 points came while Miami was shorthanded, including his first goal ... tallied a goal and an assist in Miami's 5-4 overtime win over Western Michigan in the quarterfinal round of the CCHA playoffs.

Prior to Miami

Came to Miami from the United States National Team Development Program Under-18 Team ... is the fifth RedHawk to come to Miami from the USNTDP ... Team USA won the 2005 World U-18 Championships, going 17-0 in international competition ... scored 11 goals and added 14 assists for Team USA ... drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche ... played the 2003-04 season with the St. Louis Heartland Eagles of the United States Hockey League ... in 60 games with St. Louis, talled 21 points on 12 goals and nine assists ... was a member of the United States Under-16 Select Team that won the Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia in 2003.

Majoring in finance ... son of Doug and Karen Mercier ... sister, Courtney, plays soccer for the University of Michigan.