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Walleye re-sign Lerg, Jenks


Toledo, Ohio – The Toledo Walleye announced that goaltender Jeff Lerg and forward A.J. Jenks have agreed to terms with the team for the 2015-16 season.

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

Lerg finished a tremendous 2014-15 season with a Walleye record 32 wins, to go along with a 2.37 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. His four shutouts and 45 appearances last season were also Toledo Walleye records. The 29-year-old was named to the All-ECHL Second Team following the regular season and finished second in voting for the ECHL Goaltender of the Year.

Lerg spent the previous 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 in 2013-14 while between the pipes for Villard-de-Lans in France and was named French League "Best Goaltender". He spent the 2010-11 ECHL season with Trenton appearing in 27 games with a 12-12-1 record, a 3.15 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.

Jenks, a native of Wolverine Lake, Mich., appeared in 42 games this past season with the Walleye collecting 25 points (16g-9a) while adding 12 points (5g-7a) in 20 playoff contests. He also spent 27 games in the AHL with the Charlotte Checkers picking up six points (2g-4a). Since 2009, the 25-year-old appeared in 110 total ECHL games between Toledo, Florida, Cincinnati and Charlotte with 69 points (38g-31a).

The former fourth-round pick of the Florida Panthers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft has also collected 44 points (17g-27a) in 178 games played in the AHL between Rochester, San Antonio and Charlotte. Prior to turning professional, Jenks spent four years with Plymouth of the OHL. He had 193 points (79g-114a) over 249 games with the Whalers. He set career highs in assists (40) and points (63) in 2009-10 while being a captain for the Whalers.