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Jay Sprague
Jay Sprague

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Georgetown, Ontario

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
Forward

Previous Team:
Indiana Ice (USHL)


2009-10 (Senior): Was not cleared to play until mid January due to injury ... Made his season debut at home against Ferris State (2/20), and scored a second-period tally ... Scored the first goal of the game against Bowling Green in a 5-2 win (2/26) ... Appeared in one of the two CCHA quarterfinal games against Michigan.

2008-09 (Junior): Skated in 23 games ... Had a goal and three assists ... Notched first point of the season with an assist on Trevor Nill's game-tying third-period goal in 2-2 tie at Western Michigan (11/1)...Assisted on Matt Schepke's first-period goal in 5-1 loss to Miami (11/14)...Assisted on Matt Schepke's game-winning goal in 1-0 win at Ferris State (2/7)...Scored first goal of the season in 2-1 loss to Notre Dame (2/28).

2007-08 (Sophomore): Recorded his first point of the year on Andrew Rowe's first collegiate goal against Northern Michigan (10/26) ... Also assisted on Rowe's next goal against Minnesota (11/23) ... Appeared in 16 games.

2006-07 (Freshman): Appeared in 32 games in his first season in East Lansing, including all four NCAA Tournament Games ... Scored three goals and added nine assists ... Began his collegiate career on a five-game point streak, tallying a goal and six assists ... Collected his first collegiate assist and point on a Tim Crowder goal in the season opener against Western Michigan (10/13) ... Tallied his first collegiate goal in the first period of MSU's 5-3 win over St. Lawrence (10/27) ... Notched his first career multi-point game with two assists against Sacred Heart (10/28) ... Had a pair of assists in the Spartans' next game - a 7-4 home victory over Michigan (11/3) ... Broke a 15-game pointless draught by assisting on Chris Mueller's goal in a 4-0 shutout of Lake Superior State (1/20) ... Collected his second career goal, and first in 26 games, in a 4-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha in game one of the CCHA quarterfinals (3/9) ... +1 in the two-game series ... Played on a line with Matt Schepke and Mueller in the CCHA semifinal against Michigan (3/16) ... Tallied an insurance marker - his third goal of the season - at 5:22 of the second period in the Spartans' 5-1 victory over Boston University in the Midwest Regional semifinal (3/23) ... Picked up an assist on Nick Sucharski's game-winning goal at 5:11 of the third period in the Spartans 4-2 victory over Maine in the Frozen Four semifinal (4/5).

Prior to MSU: Played 56 games for the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League in 2005-06, tallying 17-16-33 points ... Four of his 17 goals for the Ice were game winners ... Tied for ninth in the USHL in shorthanded goals, and 12th in game-winning goals ... Also had 3-2-5 points in three playoff games in 2006 ... Spent the 2004-05 season with the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League, where he led the team in scoring with 26-39-65 points in 48 games ... 2004 Player of the Year for the Raiders ... Helped Georgetown win the OPJHL championship and the Dudley Hewitt Cup, in addition to claiming the bronze medal at the Royal Bank Cup ... Was a 2005 OPJHL Northwest Conference All-Star ... Graduated from the IMG Academy in 2004.

Personal: Born Aug. 23, 1986, in Winnipeg, Manitoba ... No preference major ... Son of John and Lauren Sprague ... Has one sister, Kelly ... Favorite NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs ... Favorite NHL Player: Jarome Iginla, because of his "size, speed, strength, shot sense, and toughness" ... Enjoys golf and playing the guitar.

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CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR
GP
G
A
PTS
PPG
SHG
GWG
+/-
PEN-MIN
2006-07
32
3
9
12
0
0
0
+1
7/14
2007-08
16
0
2
2
0
0
0
-4
3/6
2008-09
23
1
3
4
0
0
0
-11
17/34
2009-10
4
2
0
2
0
0
0
+2
2/4
TOTALS
75
6
14
20
0
0
0
-12
29/58