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Published: Thursday, 3/11/2010

Walleye profile: Jordan Pearce

SPT Toledo Walleye hockey player Jordan Pearce. NOT A BLADE PHOTO. 
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SPT Toledo Walleye hockey player Jordan Pearce. NOT A BLADE PHOTO. s5 s5pearce bw 1" x 1.2"

Position: Goaltender

Number: 35

Height/weight: 6-1, 201

Age: 23

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Season notes: Leads Walleye with two shutouts. … Has played in 29 games and posted a 12-13-1 record with a 3.72 goals-against average and .887 save percentage. … Called up twice to AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Career notes: Made pro debut in Grand Rapids on April 11, 2009, stopping 33 shots against Peoria. … Four-year letter winner at Notre Dame. … Holds school records for career wins (59), goals-against average (1.98), save percentage (.918), and winning percentage (.679). … As a senior, led nation in wins (30) and shutouts (8) and was second with a 1.68 GAA. … Posted 59-26-7 career record and was 30-6-3 as a senior. … MVP of CCHA tournament and also of team (2008, '09). … Two-time Academic All-American with a 3.82 grade-point average and a double major in anthropology and pre-med. … Signed as a free agent with Detroit on April 10, 2009.


Hockey player you admired growing up: Joe Sakic for his athletic ability and sportsmanship on and off the ice.

Favorite sport other than hockey: Fishing

Favorite type of music: Country

Favorite food: Fish and game that I harvest (salmon, halibut, caribou, etc.)

Favorite TV show: Family Guy and The Office

Nickname: Pearceshow or P-show

Person you most admire: My late grandfather (George Pearce), for his pioneering spirit and hard work ethic.

If you were commissioner of hockey for a day, what would you do? Outlaw five-hole goals.

Favorite way to spend time away from the rink: Fishing on an Alaskan river.

What was your first job? I was a horse stable boy.

What sporting event would you most like to attend? Winter Olympics

What do you think of the new Lucas County Arena? A wonderful, first-class facility

Who is the best player you ever faced? I played against Evgeni Malkin when I was at USNDP '85 and he scored on me twice.

If you weren't a hockey player what would you be doing? Going to medical school.

Where's your favorite vacation spot? Anywhere warm with a beach and a good Pina Colada.

Something nobody knows about you: I can wiggle my ears.

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