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  Jeff Jakaitis

Jeff Jakaitis

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rochester, Minn

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
Goaltender

Experience:
3 L

Last Team:
Waterloo (USHL)

Junior (2005-06): Was the only CCHA goaltender to start all 28 games, finishing second in the league in saves, fourth in save percentage and fifth in goals-against average...Was ranked 12th nationally in goals-against average (2.23)...Was named to the All-CCHA First Team and a finalist for CCHA Player of the Year...Was the CCHA Perani Cup points champion...Earned his third straight LSSU Most-Valuable Player Award...Was LSSU's nominee for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete Award for the second straight year...Was named CCHA Goaltender of the Week (11/7) after stopping 49 of 50 shots in 10-0 and 3-1 victories at Western Michigan, and (12/12) for stopping 66 of 69 shots to lead the Lakers to a 2-1 win and 2-2 tie at Bemidji State...Finished the season ranked first in LSSU career save percentage, second in career goals-against average, third in career saves and eighth in career wins...Also finished the season holding two of the top four spots on LSSU's single-season goals-against chart and two of the top three spots on the single-season save percentage chart.

Sophomore (2004-05): Named Team MVP with Nathan Ward...Blue Line Scholar-Athlete of the Year winner with a 3.5 GPA...LSSU's CCHA Perani Cup points leader...Appeared in 30 games going 5-18-4 with a 2.88 GAA...Third on LSSU's career goals-against chart with a 2.57 career GAA...Ranked fifth in the CCHA with a save percentage of .917...Named CCHA Goaltender of the Week on January 10 after stopping 73 of 75 total shots in a weekend series with Notre Dame (1/7-8/05)...Totaled a career-high 49 saves in a 2-2 tie with Alaska-Faribanks (1/28/05).

Freshman (2003-04): Named Honorable Mention on the CCHA All-Rookie team...Second in the CCHA in Goals Against Average with a 2.13 Goals Against Average...Registered his first career shut-out with a 0-0 tie against Bowling Green (11/15)...Earned his first career shut-out victory in a 3-0 win over Notre Dame (3/5).

Prior to LSSU: Played two seasons for the Waterloo Blackhawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL)...Finished 17-7-3 with a 2.80 goals-against average and .912 save percentage for the USHL East Division regular-season champions in 2002-03...Also received the team's community service award...Earned three letters in hockey at Mayo High School.

Personal: Son of Stan and Ann Jakaitis...Graduated from Mayo High School (Rochester, Minn.) in 2001...Enjoys golf and fishing...Majoring in business administration.

All About Jeff:

Favorite NHL player: Mike Richter
Favorite TV show: Friends
If I had one wish, it would be: Win a national championship at LSSU
Favorite superhero: The Hulk
People who have made the biggest impact on my hockey career: My parents
My biggest challenge in hockey: Playing well every day
Most embarrassing hockey moment: Putting my pads on backwards the first time I played goalie
Pre-game ritual: Take a nap and a shower
Advice I would give to youngsters: Have fun with what you do
Favorite NHL team: Minnesota Wild
The person I would most like to meet: Ken Dryden
Favorite band and song: Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones"
Most memorable hockey highlight: Minnesota State Hockey Tournament
The most important lesson I have learned: Hard work pays off
Favorite Color: Green

Career Statistics

Season G.P. Record G.A.A Save %
2003-04 23 5-9-4 2.13 .933
2004-05 30 5-18-4 2.88 .917
2005-06 35 14-14-7 2.23 .920
Career 88 24-41-15 2.43 .922


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