Jeff Lerg

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Jeff Lerg
Born (1986-04-09) April 9, 1986 (age 28)
Livonia, MI, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Ligue Magnus team
Former teams
Ours de Villard-de-Lans
Trenton Devils (ECHL)

HC Asiago (Serie A)

Playing career 2009–present

Jeff Lerg (born April 9, 1986) is an American ice hockey goaltender who plays for Ours de Villard-de-Lans of Ligue Magnus. He is the cousin of former teammate Bryan Lerg. He was the shortest player in collegiate hockey during his college career.

Playing career[edit]

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 led the Michigan State 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.[1] On July 31, 2009 Jeff signed with the New Jersey Devils/Lowell Devils.[2] On April 23, 2012 Jeff signed with Ours de Villard-de-Lans of Ligue Magnus which is the top French League. Prior to this signing, Lerg spent two years with HC Asiago of the top Italian Ice Hockey League known as Serie A. In the 2011-12 season, Lerg played in 24 games with Asiago and held a .919 save %

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2005-06
CCHA Rookie of the Year 2005-06
CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament 2006
All-CCHA First Team 2007-08
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2007-08
All-CCHA Second Team 2008-09

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 River City Lancers USHL 35 24 5 2 1,963 72 872 4 2.20 .917
2004–05 Omaha Lancers USHL 52 36 11 4 3,105 112 1,341 6 2.16 .916
2005–06 Michigan State University CCHA 31 17 6 6 1,840 60 838 3 1.96 .928
2006–07 Michigan State University CCHA 42 26 13 3 2,465 99 1,141 3 2.41 .913
2007–08 Michigan State University CCHA 41 24 12 5 2,464 91 1,227 4 2.22 .926
2008–09 Michigan State University CCHA 32 9 20 3 1,921 94 1,134 2 2.94 .917
2009–10 Trenton Devils ECHL 2 1 1 0 120 11 58 0 5.50 .810
2010–11 Trenton Devils ECHL 27 12 12 1 1,545 81 839 0 3.15 .903
ECHL Totals 29 13 13 1 1,665 92 897 0 3.32 .897

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bill Thomas
CCHA Rookie of the Year
2005–06
Succeeded by
Mark Letestu
Preceded by
Jeff Tambellini
CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
2006
Succeeded by
David Brown
Preceded by
Jeff Jakaitis
Perani Cup Champion
2006-07
Succeeded by
Kevin Porter
Preceded by
Michael Eickman
CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2007-08
Succeeded by
Jordan Pearce
Preceded by
Justin Abdelkader
Ilitch Humanitarian Award
2008-09
Shared With
Jerad Kaufmann
Succeeded by
Dion Knelsen