2011-12 team brought program back to NCAA Tournament, but standards are higher
Berry has lone goal for MSU.
MSU returns to the NCAA Tournament
Spartans return to NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008
Michigan State skates to a 4-2 win over Lake Superior State on Jan. 20.
2010-11 (Junior) Named the Outstanding Offensive Player at the team's season-ending banquet ... Finished with 18 goals and 12 assists for his first career 30-point season ... Surpassed his combined offensive numbers from his first two collegiate campaigns this season ... Scored three game-winning goals... Had a season-high six point scoring streak in three straight games against Ohio State (11/12 & 13) and Notre Dame (11/19)... Tallied two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist for a season-high three point game in a 4-0 victory over Ohio State (Nov 13)... Kicked off the season by scoring a goal in each game of the Maine series (10/14 & 15)... Had a five point scoring streak in four straight games against Alaska (10/23), Alabama Huntsville (10/29 & 30) and Western Michigan (Nov 5)... Recorded back-to-back goals in the first period at Western Michigan (Nov 5)... Scored the game-winning goal in a 5-2 victory at Minnesota (Nov 26)... Tallied two goals at Ferris State in a 3-2 win including one in the first 36 seconds of the first period (12/3) ... Scored late in the second frame to give MSU a lead entering the third period in the Great Lakes Invitational consolation game against Michigan Tech (12/30) ... Had a career-best three assists against Michigan (1/7) for just his second career multiple-assist game ... Scored twice in the third period to ice a 4-0 shutout victory at Lake Superior (1/14) ... Scored once and assisted on two other tallies in the Spartans 7-4 rout of Miami (1/21) ... Had six shots on net in a 4-2 loss at Ohio State (2/5) ... Had a goal and an assist in the Northern Michigan series to snap a five-game streak without a point ... Had a goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory over Bowling Green (2/25), with his goal standing as the game-winner ... Netted a second period game-tying tally in the CCHA first round in game two, a contest which went to double overtime and ended with an Alaska goal at the 83:18 mark.
Summer 2010: Drafted in the seventh round (192 overall) by the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL Entry Draft ...
2009-10 (Sophomore): Skated 11 games on MSU's "Blood Line" with Dean Chelios and Trevor Nill. All three players' fathers skated in the NHL ..Made his season debut at home against Western Michigan (10/30) ... Was named Most Valuable Player of the Great Lakes Invitational (12/29-30) after a three-goal, five-point performance (+5) against Michigan Tech and Rensselaer ... Recorded an assist in a 4-2 win over Lake Superior (1/8) ... Scored a pair of goals and added an assist against Notre Dame (1/15-16) ... Netted a goal at Joe Louis Arena against Michigan (1/30), the fourth of his first six goals of the season that he scored at JLA ... Scored the game-winner in a 5-2 home victory over Bowling Green in the regular-season home finale 2/26) ...
2008-09 (Freshman): Appeared in 26 games, recording a pair of goals and an assist ... Scored first collegiate goal in 1-1 tie with Ohio State (2/13)...Assisted on Joey Shean's goal in 2-1 victory over Ohio State (2/14)...Scored first-career postseason marker with first-period tally against Northern Michigan in first round of CCHA Tournament (3/6).
Prior to MSU: Played for the Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL for most of the last two seasons ... Began the 2007-08 season in Columbus (USHL), but returned to the Thunderbirds ... 2006-07 NOJHL Rookie of the Year and top goal scorer ... Appeared in 16 games in 2007-08, where he scored 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points in 16 games (12 PIM) ... Six of his goals were on the power play, and four were game-winners ... Had a 38-20-58 scoring line (48 GP) in 2006-07 ... Previously played for the Soo Greyhounds, where he had a a 30-37-67 scoring line in 2004-05 ... Attended St. Mary's College, where he captained the boy's soccer team in 2008 and helped the squad to a runner-up finish in the city championship and was voted Best Forward ... A member of the Academic Honor Roll.
Personal: Born June 14, 1990, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ... Son of Fred and Vicki Perlini ... No preference major ... Father is a former NHL player (Toronto) who also played abroad in Europe ... Played most of his minor hockey in England, while his father was still playing professionally. His family returned to Saulte Ste Marie when he was 14 ... Has one brother, Brendan ... Grandfather, Fred Sr., also played professional hockey and attended the Detroit Red Wings training camp at age 15 ... Cousin, Kevin Conway, is a 20-year pro and is in the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame ... Hobbies include golf, tennis, and soccer ... Favorite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite NHL player: Henrik Zetterberg, for the way he competes and hustles both on and off the puck ... Says his parents are his biggest hockey influences, "My dad played at the pro level and knows what it takes, and both my parent's positive influence has gotten me where I am today." ... Lists Tiger Woods as his idol for his work ethic, drive, and mental toughness.
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