Jeff Lerg

Infobox Ice Hockey Player


image_size = 150px
team=Michigan State Spartans
former_teams = Omaha Lancers
River City Lancers
league = CCHA
position = Goaltender
catches = Left
height_ft = 5
height_in = 6
weight_lb = 150
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1986|4|9
birth_place = Livonia, MI, U.S.
career_start = N/A
career_end =

Jeff Lerg (born April 9, 1986 in Livonia, Michigan, U.S.) is currently a goaltender for the Michigan State Spartans of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. He is the cousin of former teammate Bryan Lerg. He is also currently the shortest player in Collegiate hockey.

Playing career

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 Yearfor 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.

Awards

*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

Career statistics

" Note: Playoff stats are incomplete. "

" Stats as of January 26, 2008 "

External links

* Vega, Michael [http://www.boston.com/sports/colleges/mens_hockey/articles/2007/04/07/lerg_is_a_breath_of_fresh_air_for_spartans/ "Lerg is a breath of fresh air for Spartans" at Boston.com] . Retrieved 04-07-07.
* [http://msuspartans.cstv.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/053007aaa.html "Lerg, Petry Honored by USA Hockey" at MSUSPARTANS.com] . Retrieved 05-30-07.
* [http://msuspartans.cstv.com/sports/m-hockey/msu-m-hockey-body.html Michigan State Spartans Hockey]


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