26 - Mike Embach
Mike Embach
Birth Date: 1/17/88
Height: 5-10
Weight: 184
Year: Junior
Hometown: Orland Park, Ill.
High School: Providence Catholic
Position: Left Wing
Team: Indiana (USHL)
S/C: L

Junior (2009-10 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A physical, aggressive skater . . . Tenacious and hard-working skater . . . Demonstrated marked improvement last season which has raised expectations from the coaching staff this campaign . . . Should play on one of team's top three lines . . . Shows good quickness and toughness . . . Possesses the skill and ability to be among the squad's top forwards . . . Can play at both wing positions . . . Needs to continue playing more disciplined . . .  His consistency and ability to stay out of the penalty box will dictate level of contribution . . . Career Statistics.

Sophomore (2008-09 Season): A co-recipient of FSU's Steve Banonis Memorial Most Improved Player Award . . . Bestowed with a FSU Dean's Academic Award . . . Ranked ninth in team points with 13 total and his nine lamplighters were third most on the squad . . . Nine (7-2=9) of his season's points came in 25 CCHA regular-season encounters . . . Tied for ninth among team leaders with two multiple-point game efforts while placing tied for second in multi-goal outing performances . . . Tallied at least a point in 10 encounters . . . Honored as the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week (1/12) with a combined four points (all goals) in a two-game home-and-home series versus Western Michigan (1/19-10) . . . Recorded a hat trick at Western Michigan (1/10) with a three-goal output highlighted by two power-play markers . . . Accounted for the game-winning tally at Nebraska-Omaha (11/14) . . . Had a three-game (1/3-10) goal-scoring streak while accumulating a combined five goals in that span . . . Scored a goal and had an assist against Nebraska-Omaha (1/3) while achieving a plus two efficiency rating . . . Four of his goals occurred in power-play situations . . . Racked up a team second-most eight points (6-2=8) in eight January contests . . . Generated six third-period points (all goals) and produced four points (2-2=4) in a game's second period . . . Finished fourth on team in CCHA Perani Cup points with 11 league points and ranked tied for fifth in overall contests . . . Game-By-Game Statistics.

Freshman (2007-08 Season): Finished tied for 14th in team scoring and was fifth among Bulldogs' rookies in points . . . Garnered a pair of assists in 4-0 home decision over Western Michigan (11/30) . . . Tallied his lone lamplighter of the season at Lake Superior State (2/1) . . . Picked up a helper at Ohio State (11/2) and against Western Michigan (3/8) in CCHA Tournament Opening-Round action . . . Had a point apiece (both assists) in non-league games versus Brown (12/29) and at Connecticut (12/30) in the Toyota UConn Hockey Classic . . . Produced three points (0-3=3) in seven November encounters . . . Generated three points (0-3=3) each in both the second and third periods.

High School/Juniors: Appeared in 18 games for the Indiana (Indianapolis, Ind.) Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL) in the 2006-07 season after starting out the campaign with the Chicago (Ill.) Steel . . . Netted 20 points with eight goals and 12 assists for Chicago in 36 2006-07 games before being dealt in early February to Indiana . . . Was an assistant captain for Chicago . . . Tallied seven points with a goal and six helpers with Indiana to close out the 2006-07 season . . . Finished in a seven-way tie for 83rd place among the USHL's 2006-07 points leaders as a member of Indiana head coach Charlie Skjodt's squad . . . Generated 13 points with seven goals and six assists in 45 contests for Chicago in the 2005-06 campaign . . . Select 17 Festival invitee . . . Graduated in 2006 from Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Ill. . . . Played golf for one season.

Personal: Son of Michael and Cynthia Embach . . . Born 1/17/88 in Downers Grove, Ill. . . . Mother is employed as a computer consultant . . . Has a younger sister . . . Nickname is "Box" . . . Enjoys reading and golf . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Shoots: Left . . . Majoring in marketing.

 

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