2006-07: A junior with MSU (CCHA), Lerg tallied a career-high 23 goals (led MSU) and 36 points (2nd on team) through 41 games. His eight game-winning goals led the NCAA and was named the MVP at the Great Lakes Invitational Tournament (6 points in two games). He served as the squad’s assistant captain and was a major factor in Michigan’s NCAA title this season.
2007-08: Lerg finished up his collegiate career this season, appearing in 42 games with Michigan State University (CCHA). Serving as the team’s captain, he scored 20 goals and 39 points, his best total in his four year stint with the Spartans. His 10 power-play goals ranked 11th nationally; he scored 68 goals and 128 points in 169 games as a Spartan. He also appeared in four games with the Springfield Falcons (AHL), registering a pair of helpers in his first look at professional hockey. He scored 68 goals and 128 points in 169 games as a Spartan.
2008-09: This marked Lerg’s first full season with the Springfield Falcons (AHL), a 42 game campaign that resulted in nine goals and 17 points. He also saw time with Stockton (ECHL), where he scored a pair of goals and 10 points through seven games.
Lerg is small but gritty and tenacious. He showed an offensive upside as a collegian. A typical character player for depth in the system, don’t be surprised if Lerg works his way into a key role in Springfield before too long and becomes a coach favorite. Not big but strong and hard to knock off the puck, Lerg can be a solid checker as a pro.