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2016 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings Select C/LW Michael Eyssimont with 142nd Pick

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Back to the St. Cloud State pipeline we go!

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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

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM
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

The Skinny

  • 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

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."

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