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Published: Wednesday, 7/16/2014 - Updated: 1 year ago

Walleye sign MSU goalie


Goaltender Jeff Lerg has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the upcoming season.

Lerg, a native of Livonia, Mich., has spent the last three seasons playing in France and Italy while posting a goals against average of 3.32 with a save percentage of .910 last season while between the pipes for Villard-de-Lans in France and was named French League "Best Goaltender". The 28-year-old has also posted save percentages of .912 (2012-13) and .921 (2011-12) while overseas. Lerg, 5-foot-6, 165 pounds, played a full season in the ECHL with Trenton (2010-11) in which he appeared in 27 games with a 12-12-1 record, a 3.15 GAA and a .903 SVP.

"Jeff is a championship goaltender," said coach Derek Lalonde said. "He is so solid between the pipes, you know what you are getting from him each and every night. With Lerg on board we will have some stability at a key position on the ice."

Prior to turning professional, Lerg spent four seasons at Michigan State University .

In his time as a Spartan,goaltender scooped many league awards including the 2005-06 CCHA Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie Team member, plus 2006 CCHA Tournament MVP. In 2006-07, he helped lead the Spartans to the NCCA Championship. 

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