Twelve alums experience playoff hockey in ECHL, AHL
102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Seven Spartans in Stanley Cup chase; two others prepare for World Championships
MSU's top defensive pair takes home a combined five awards
Defenseman adds to impressive list of post-season accolades
Opted to forego his final season of eligibility when he signed a professional contract with the Boston Bruins on March 25, 2012.
2011-12 (Junior): Elected captain of the Spartans for the second straight season by a vote of his teammates ... Preseason All-CCHA Team ... All-CCHA and CCHA Player of the Year Candidate ... All-America and Hobey Baker Memorial Award Candidate ... Finalist for CCHA Player of the Year and Best Offensive Defenseman honors ... Second straight season earning First Team All-CCHA Honors ... The top scoring blueliner in the CCHA, and ranks fifth in the country among rearguards ... Shared the CCHA conference scoring title with Notre Dame's TJ Tynan (29 points), becoming the first MSU blueliner to win a CCHA scoring title and the first defenseman in the league to win a scoring crown since WMU's Wayne Gagner in 1986-87 ... One of five MSU players to ever win a CCHA scoring crown ... Owns nine-multiple point games: at Lake Superior State (10/14), at Western Michigan (11/12), at Northern Michigan (11/18), against Northern Michigan (1/14), against Lake Superior State (1/20), in both games of Michigan State's sweep of Ohio State (02/03-02/04), against Michigan (2/10), and Alaska (2/18)... Notched his first goal of the season at Lake Superior State and assisted on Chris Forfar's third period tally (10/14)... Netted the power play game-winning goal in MSU's 3-0 shutout over Ohio State (10/20)... Tallied a season-high six blocks against Ohio State and notched the primary assist on Kevin Walrod's second period goal (10/21)... Tallied a goal and an assist in back-to-back games against Western Michigan (11/12) and Northern Michigan (11/18)... Assisted Dean Chelios' game-winning goal against Bowling Green (12/3)... Had a three game scoring streak that stretched from Michigan (12/10) to the GLI championship game, also against the Wolverines (12/30)... Scored in the first period against Michigan (12/10)... Had back-to-back two point games against Northern Michigan (1/14) and Lake Superior State (1/20)... Notched two assists against Northern Michigan including the primary assist on Brock Shelgren's game-winner (1/14)... Scored an empty net goal and assisted on Mike Merrifield's first period tally against Lake Superior State (1/20)... Registered a season-high six point streak over three games starting from Ferris State (1/28) and ending at Ohio State (2/4)...Had a season-high three points at Ohio State, scoring a power play goal that tied up the game before the Spartans took the lead and recorded two assists (2/3)... Scored the game-winning goal at Ohio State and had an assist on Matt Berry's first period tally (2/4)... Named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week (2/6) for his performance in the road sweep of the Buckeyes ... Named CCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 13 after having a hand in four of the five MSU goals against Michigan in a series split (Feb. 10-11) ... Had two goals and assisted on Matt Berry's game-winner in a 3-2 victory over the Wolverines at Munn, earning First Star honors for the third straight game ... Had an assist on the Spartans' second goal against Michigan in the game at Joe Louis Arena (2/11) ... Is the only player in the CCHA to earn both Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors this season ... Had three assists in the Alaska series (2/17-18) and was named the game's no. 2 star on Saturday ... Was named the game's No. 2 star after scoring the game-winning goal against Notre Dame (2/25), snapping an 11-game winless streak against the Irish ...Scored MSU's lone goal in a 4-1 loss at Miami in the CCHA Quarterfinals (3/9) ... Assisted on Matt Berry's goal in a loss to Union in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/23).
2010-11 (Sophomore)Elected team captain in advance of his sophmore season by a vote of team members ... First Team All-CCHA ... Was voted the CCHA's Top Offensive Defenseman in addition to first-team all-league honors ... Named the team's Outstanding Defensive Player at the team's annual banquet, and was also named Team Most Valuable Player ... Academic All-Big Ten Pick ... Named to the CCHA Preseason All-Conference Second Team ... Played in all 38 games, and was the top scorer from the blue line with an 11-17-38 scoring line, good for third on the team overall ... Was the CCHA's top-scoring defenseman ... Skated alongside classmate Matt Grassi on the Spartan blueline... Had a team-high nine point scoring streak over seven games starting against Alaska (10/23) and ending against Notre Dame (11/19)... Had three-multiple point games: against Alabama Huntsville (10/30), Ohio State (11/13) and Wisconsin (11/27)... scored the game-winner in a 4-1 victory over Alaska (10/23)... Assisted on Brett Perlini's power-play tally and Matt Grassi's game-winning goal in a 2-1 over Alabama Huntsville (10/30)... Netted a first period tally in a 4-0 win over Ohio State and assisted on Brett Perlini's game-winner (11/13)... Had a season-high three point game at Minnesota on a first period goal and two assists in a 5-2 win (11/26)... Scored the game-winning goal in the third period in a 3-2 victory at Ferris State (12/ 3)...Was a +2 in the Great Lakes Invitational, and was named to the All-Tournament Team ... Recorded his first career hat trick at any level, and the just the second hat trick by a defenseman at Michigan State, in a 4-3 overtime victory over Michigan at Munn (1/7) ... Assisted on Derek Grant's power-play tally in the 2-2 stalemate at Lake Superior (1/15) ... Had two assists, four blocked shots and was a +2 in the 7-4 win over Miami. Added three more blocks and was even in the series finale (1/21-22) ...+1 with three blocked shots in the Ohio State series (2/4-5) ... Scored twice in the first game against Northern Michigan (2/11), and had an assist in the second game. Was a +1 in the series, despite two losses ... Had a goal and an assist and a team-best eight blocked shots in the Alaska series (2/18-19) ... Had an assist in both games of the CCHA playoff series at Alaska (3/4-5).
2009-10 (Freshman): Voted to the CCHA's All-Rookie Team ... Shared MSU's Outstanding Rookie honors with Derek Grant ... Appeared in each of MSU's 38 games, skating on the top pair with junior Jeff Petry ... Ran the point on MSU's top power-play unit, and was 1-10-11 in power play scoring ... ... Finished the season with three goals and 18 assists for 21 points, second on the team in rookie scoring ... led all CCHA first-year defensemen in scoring ... Was MSU's leader in penalty minutes (28/67) and blocked shots (80) ... Two of his three goals on the season were game-winners ... Recorded his first collegiate point on Petry's goal against Maine (10/16) ... Was a +2 in the WMU series (10/30-31) ... Assisted on Corey Tropp's third-period equalizer at Northern Michigan (12/6) ... Scored his first collegiate goal, the overtime game-winner, in a comeback win at Bowling Green (12/12) ... Assisted on two goals in the championship game and was a +6 at the Great Lakes Invitational (12/29-30) ... Was named the CCM CCHA Rookie of the Month for December, and earned the HCA National Rookie of the Month honors for December as well ... Had a pair of assists, including the primary on Derek Grant's game-winner, in the first game against Lake Superior (1/8), and added a big game-tying goal late in the third period against the Lakers the next night (1/9) ... Potted the game-winner in the first game against Ohio State (1/22), and had an assist in game two and eight blocked shots in the series ... Tallied three assists in the two-game set with Michigan (1/29-30), and captured CCHA Rookie of the Week honors on Feb. 1 ... Named the CCM CCHA Rookie of the Month for January, the second straight month he earned the honor ... Had an assist on Derek Grant's goal in the loss at Ferris State (2/19) ... Had an assist in each game and four blocked shots in the final regular-season series against Bowling Green (2/26-27), assisting on Brett Perlini's game-winner in the game at Munn and on Chris Forfar's game-tying marker in the second game at BG ... Blocked a season-high nine shots in the CCHA quarterfinals against Michigan (3/12-13), with an assist in each game ... Finished the season on a four-game point-scoring streak, the longest active streak on the team. Prior to MSU:Played the 2008-09 season for the Indiana Ice (USHL), posting a Clark Cup Championship and 48-23-3 record ... Played with MSU classmate Zach Golembiewski in Indiana ... Member of the USHL All-Rookie Team ... Recorded 10 goals and 37 assists in 59 games with 50 PIM ... Set the Ice record for points in a season by a defenseman ... In addition to the Clark Cup, has won National Championships in PeeWee (Honeybaked, 2003) and midget minor (Belle Tire, 2006) ... Also a part of six Michigan state championships.
Personal: Born April 12, 1991 in Royal Oak, Mich. ... Son of Cheryl nd Kyle Krug ... Brother, Adam, played college hockey at Adrian College and brother Matt played at Robert Morris after starting his collegiate career at Wayne State ... Graduated with a 4.02 grade-point average from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis ... Admires the play of Pavel Datsuyk because "he's the most well-rounded player on the ice" ... Calls his father his largest hockey influence because he coached him his whole life and taught him everything he knows ... Admires his mother, "because she has given up so much in her life so that I can be in the position I am now" ... Calls his brothers his heroes, because they helped shape him into the person he is today.
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