Twelve alums experience playoff hockey in ECHL, AHL
2011-12 team brought program back to NCAA Tournament, but standards are higher
Berry has lone goal for MSU.
Spartans return to NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008
MSU looks to change recent playoff history
2010-11 (Junior) Missed the final four games of the season after suffering an ACL tear in a game against Alaska on February 19 ... Played in 34 games, and ranked sixth on the team with a 8-10-18 scoring line ... Team's top faceoff man ... Registered his first goal this season in MSU's opening game against Maine and recorded a season-high six shots (10/14)... Notched a goal and an assist in the second period against Alabama Huntsville where he was a season-high +3 (10/29)... Recorded a four point streak in three straight games against Ohio State (11/13) and Notre Dame (11/19-20).... Assisted on both Brett Perlini's goals in a 4-0 victory over Ohio State (11/13)... Registered an assist on Dustin Gazley's first period marker in a 5-2 victory at Minnesota (11/26) ... Scored his fourth goal of the year against Colorado College (12/29), a late power-play tally in a Spartan rally ... Tipped a Matt Grassi blast from the right point to be credited with the game-winning overtime tally against Michigan (1/7) ... Opened the scoring with the eventual game-winner in a 4-0 shutout victory over Lake Superior State (1/14), and assisted on Brock Shelgren's goal in a 2-2 tie with the Lakers the next evening ... Assisted on Dean Chelios' tally against Miami (1/21) ... Scored MSU's lone goal at Ferris State (1/27), on the power play ... Had the assist on Tim Buttery's game-winner at Ohio State (2/4) ... Was held without a point in the Northern Michigan series (2/11-12), the first conference series this season without a point ... Scored MSU's lone goal in the first game at Alaska (1/18), and had his season cut short with a knee injury suffered in the second tilt.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Continued to grow over the course of his sophomore season ... Centered MSU's talented second line, with juniors Andrew Rowe and Dustin Gazley ... Finished with a 6-19-25 scoring line, good for fifth on the team ... Was a team-best +15 ... Appeared in each of MSU's 38 games ... Won better than 50% of his faceoffs (217 of 428, .507) ... Had a point in each of the first four games of the season ... First goal of the season was a beautiful effort against Clarkson (10/10) ...Assisted on Andrew Rowe's goal at WMU (10/31) ... Scored the eventual game-winnering goal in a victory at Michigan (11/13) and was a +2 in the series ... Scored MSU's lone goal in a loss to Notre Dame in Fort Wayne (11/22) ... Had an assist in each game of the Bowling Green sweep (12/11-12) ... Had a goal and four assists (+4) at the Great Lakes Invitational (12/29-30) ... Recorded three assists, including the primary on Torey Krug's game-tying tally in game two, of the Lake Superior series (1/8-9) ... Scored a goal in the 4-4 tie with Notre Dame ... Had an assist and two blocked shots in the second game against Ohio State (1/23) ... Had the primary assist on Dustin Gazley's game-winner against Ferris State (2/20) ... Scored a goal in MSU's 5-2 home victory over Bowling Green (2/26) ... Assisted on two of MSU's three goals in a CCHA quarterfinal loss to Michigan (3/13).
2008-09 (Freshman): An Honorable Mention selection to the CCHA All-Rookie Team ... Named the Outstanding Rookie at Michigan State's team banquet in March ... One of two freshmen (along with defenseman Tim Buttery), and five players overall, to play in all 38 games ... Team's second- leading scorer with nine goals and eight assists (17 points) ... Four of his markers came on the power play and two served as game-winning tallies ... Twice scored MSU's first goal of the game ... Notched two assists in collegiate debut, Michigan State's 3-1 victory over Massachusetts in the Ice Breaker Invitational in Boston (10/10)...First collegiate goal was a game-winning power play tally in 2-0 victory over Northern Michigan (10/25)...Had first career multi-goal game with a two-goal effort in a 3-1 triumph over Western Michigan (10/31)...Named CCHA Rookie of the Month for October...Scored a pair of goals in 4-4 tie at Minnesota in College Hockey Showcase (11/29)...Scored game-tying goal and assisted on game-winning goal in 2-1 victory over Alaska (1/2)...Scored lone Spartan goal in 6-1 loss at Miami (1/17)...Assisted on Tim Buttery's goal in 6-2 loss to Michigan at Joe Louis Arena (1/23)...Assisted on Andrew Rowe's power play tally in 2-2 tie against Ferris State (2/6)...Scored third-period, game-tying goal in 3-2 win over Bowling Green (2/20)...Scored first-career postseason goal with third-period marker in 5-3 loss to Northern Michigan in first round of the CCHA Tournament (3/6)...Had third multi-point game of the season with two assists in 8-2 loss at Northern Michigan in first round of CCHA Tournament (3/7).
Prior to MSU: Selected in the first round of the 2008 NHL entry draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, the 29th selection overall ... Was the first-ever first-round NHL selection from a Junior B league ... Played two seasons for the St. Catharine's Falcons of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) ... Posted scoring totals of 19-26-45 with 30 PIM in 48 games his first season with the Falcons, then improved to a 29-27-56 scoring line (45 games) with 38 PIM in his second ... In his final season, led the team in goals, power play (11) and shorthanded (6) strikes ... Played in the 2007 GHJHL All-Star Game, where he tallied a goal and pair of assists... Also played in the GOJHL Prospects Game ... Earned the Jack Gatecliff Trophy as the team's top goal scorer in the regular season as well as the Falcons' Trillium Award (playoff MVP) with 30 points in 16 playoff games ... Presented with the Ontario Hockey Association's Top Prospects Award ... Attended West Park Secondary school (2004-08).
Personal: Born Aug. 10, 1990 in St. Catharines, Ontario ... Son of Fernand and Laurie Leveille ... Finance major ... Has four siblings: brothers Clayton, Cameron, and Logan, and a sister, Whitney ... Enjoys golf, soccer, and basketball ... Tries to model his game after his favorite NHL player, Joe Sakic ... Says his hockey idol growing up was Peter Forsberg. "He's an outstanding player who's had some complications, but never wants to quit." ... Says his parents are his biggest hockey influences - "they always believed in me, and sacrificed a lot to get me to all of my hockey commitments."
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