Goaltender Lerg signs with Walleye


Toledo, Ohio – Goaltender Jeff Lerg has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2014-15 season.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Lerg has spent the last three seasons playing in France and Italy. The native of Livonia, Mich. posted 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 played a full season in the ECHL with Trenton in 2010-11 appearing in 27 games with a 12-12-1 record, a 3.15 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.

Prior to turning pro, Lerg spent four seasons at Michigan State University. In his time as a Spartan, the 5’6", 165-pound 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 NCAA championship. He won 78 games over four seasons, including a career best 26 during the 2006-07 season. Lerg finished his collegiate career with a 78-51-17 record, a 2.37 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage.