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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Lakers Receive another Verbal Commitment

Lake Superior State University has received a verbal commitment from forward Nathan Perkovich of the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League. Perkovich will join the Lakers for the 2006-07 season. Nathan, a native of Canton, MI, is a 6'5", 195-pound forward is in his third season in the United States Hockey League. Perkovich has a good skill set, as evidenced by his swift movement through his hockey career so far.

Perkovich stared for Redford Catholic Central in his home state of Michigan for two seasons, helping the team continue a string of league championships. In 2003-04, he was expected to return to the team, but ended up moving up the ranks to the USHL where he played for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders. There, he played in 30 games, and managed 7 assists and 8 points. Perkovich then was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 8th round of the 2004 draft, 250th overall.

Currently, Perkovich, a New Jersey Devils Draft Pick, has a goal and an assists for 2 points in 6 games played as well as 25 penalty minutes. In his USHL career, Nathan has 8 goals, 10 assists for 18 points in 78 games.

Lake Superior State University, located in picturesque Sault St. Marie, MI., is a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and has in state rivalries with the University of Michigan and Northern Michigan University. "Nathan has paid his dues in the USHL," remarks Steel Head Coach/General Manager Chris Imes. "He plays hard every shift, every day. His leadership is reminiscent of (Detroit Red Wing Steve) Yzerman, he's quiet and lets his play do the talking. Nathan recovered well from his knee injury and has made an immediate impact this season. Perk is a great example of perseverance, discipline and dedication, and he is being rewarded with a scholarship."

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