2016 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings Select C/LW Michael Eyssimont with 142nd Pick
Back to the St. Cloud State pipeline we go!
Dean Lombardi's least favorite hockey university is the University of Michigan. We didn't know his favorite at the time, but now, I'm pretty sure it's St. Cloud State. LA's first forward pick of the 2016 NHL Draft is yet another Husky! Michael Eyssimont is a forward with a tricky name and a terrific freshman season under his belt.
Michael Eyssimont: Statistics
|2012-13: Regular Season||Fargo Force||USHL||4||0||0||0||0|
|2013-14: Regular Season||Fargo Force||USHL||58||14||16||30||64|
|2014-15: Regular Season||Fargo Force||USHL||46||17||19||36||46|
|2014-15: Regular Season||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||14||5||8||13||16|
|2014-15: Playoffs||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||12||7||9||16||20|
|2015-16: Regular Season||St. Cloud State||NCHC||40||14||19||33||20|
- Smart player with hockey sense and offensive instincts
- Seventh-highest scoring freshman in NCAA after going undrafted in 2015
- Lacks high-end skill, shot, speed, but finds ways to score/
Kings select 1996-born forward Mike Eyssimont from minor league affiliate St. Cloud State University. Fifth round, 142nd overall.— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) June 25, 2016
Draft Profiles Around the Network
SBN College Hockey :"Many of Eyssimont's goals this year came on easy put-backs right at the door step of the goal. But to dismiss them as easy goals would be to miss all the work Eyssimont does getting into the right spot, getting there at the right time, and gaining position and leverage on bigger defenders. That's no simple thing and shows his ability to think the game. As a player in his last year of eligibility, Eyssimont maybe doesn't have as much upside as some of the younger prospects, but he's already proven an ability to be a scorer at the NCAA level."
@LAKings picks up an awesome pick in @SCSUHUSKIES_MH F Mikey Eyssimont! Has great finish ability, hands & really fun to watch. #NCHCHockey— DJ Powers (@DJPowersHF) June 25, 2016