|5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
150 lb (68 kg)
|Michigan State Spartans|
River City Lancers
|Born||April 9, 1986,|
Livonia, MI, U.S.
|Pro Career||March 24, 2010 – present|
Jeff Lerg (born April 9, 1986 in Livonia, Michigan, U.S.) is a goaltender who recently played for the Michigan State Spartans of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. He is the cousin of former teammate Bryan Lerg. He was the shortest player in Collegiate hockey during his college career. On July 31st, 2010, he signed with the New Jersey Devils of the NHL.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Prior to his college hockey career, Lerg played for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. He led the league in shutouts, GAA, wins, minutes played and ranked second in save percentage. Lerg broke the USHL record for wins in a season with 36 in helping lead Omaha to a share of the regular-season title. Lerg joined the Spartans in 2005 and was named CCHA Rookie of the Year for his outstanding performance as a freshman. He was a member of Michigan State's 2007 NCAA Championship team where he held a 1.25 GAA and .954 save percentage in the tournament. In 2008, he was selected as a finalist for the James E. Sullivan Award, given to the top amateur athlete in the United States each year. He leads the Spartans as captain in the 2008-2009 season, in which he broke the CCHA saves record and placed second on the NCAA all-time saves list on Senior night at the Munn.  On July 31, 2009 Jeff signed with the New Jersey Devils/Lowell Devils.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- NCAA Top VIII Award - 2010
- USA Hockey College Player of the Year- 2007
- CCHA Rookie of the Year - 2006
- CCHA Tournament MVP - 2006
- USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year - 2005
- USHL Player of the Year - 2005
- USHL Goaltender of the Year - 2005
References[edit | edit source]
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- Vega, Michael "Lerg is a breath of fresh air for Spartans" at Boston.com. Retrieved 04-07-07.
- "Lerg, Petry Honored by USA Hockey" at MSUSPARTANS.com. Retrieved 05-30-07.
- Michigan State Spartans Hockey