Hall of Fame: Dan Lerg (1995)

Dan Lerg
Dan Lerg

Dan Lerg

Livonia, Michigan
Years Played: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980

Dan Lerg, originally from Livonia, Michigan, played high school hockey for Catholic Central before enrolling at Michigan in the fall of 1976.  He played under Coach Dan Farrell from 1976-1977 to 1979-1980.  He was a prolific scorer for Michigan, as he scored ninety-four goals and 105 assists for a career total of 199 points.  In 1995, he was in ninth place on Michigan’s all-time scoring list.  In 1977, he was selected as the Dekers Club Most Colorful Rookie.  He received the Carl Isaacson Academic Athlete Award in 1980 and was an alternate captain during the 1979-1980 season.

His most memorable experience at Michigan was playing in the NCAA Finals at the Detroit Olympia in 1977.  His most memorable goal was a game winner in overtime against Michigan Tech in 1980.  Nicknamed “Lergie”, he graduated from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1980.  After graduation, he signed with the St. Louis Blues and played for the Salt Lake City and Port Huron teams before retiring from hockey to the business world.

 

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