Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thank You Torey

Torey Krug made it official this afternoon announcing that he'd forgo his senior season at Michigan State to sign with the Boston Bruins.

Video of the press conference (click here)

Krug had a great career at Michigan State. He wasn't drafted coming into Michigan State back in 2009, so this contract certainly completes a big step in the dream of playing in the NHL. Torey will report to Boston on Monday. From the press conference, he understands that he'll have to earn a spot.

In three seasons at Michigan State, Torey has played in 114 games, tallied 26 goals, 57 assists, a +7 rating, and 175 penalty minutes. He won the CCHA player of the year award for the 2011-2012 season.

Torey was much more than a defenseman for Michigan State. He came to MSU the year after Abdelkader, Kennedy, and Crowder left. He was named a captain as a sophomore on a team that was in a rebuilding mode. He proved to be a great leader helping Michigan State climb back up the CCHA standings this season, earning their first NCAA tournament bid since 2008. He was a big part of putting the program back on the right track.

He has also vowed to comeback and complete his degree.

Thank you for your hard work, effort, leadership, and dedication to the program Torey. Spartan nation is behind you as you move on to the professional ranks.

Some Highlights From This Season:

Krug's Skills Competition Shoot-Out Goal

Krug Leads MSU past Michigan 3-2

And if you haven't had a chance to do it yet - check out the promotional page MSU set up for Torey. Including the two videos on the page.

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