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  Nathan Perkovich

Nathan Perkovich

Player Profile


Canton, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Catholic Central

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 200



Last School:
Chicago (USHL)

Freshman (2006-07): Shared the Soo BlueLiners' Outstanding Freshman Award with teammate Simon Gysbers...Was a co-leader in goals scored with 15, which was the most goals scored by a Laker since Terry Marchant had 17 in 1997-98...Scored his first collegiate goal during a 7-6 overtime victory over Ohio State (10/14)...Enjoyed a six-game goal-scoring streak from 10/14 through 11/3...Was named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Week on two occasions -- for scoring the Lakers' first goal in both games and notching an assist against Wayne State (11/17-18) and for scoring a goal in both games of a 4-4 tie and 3-2 overtime victory over Nebraska-Omaha (1/5-6)...Recorded his first career hat trick in the Lakers' season-ending 7-6 overtime loss to Michigan State during the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs (3/17)...Became the first Laker to notch a hat trick since Ben Keup scored four goals against Western Michigan on Oct. 30, 1999...Scored game-winning goals against American International (10/28), Wayne State (11/17), Northern Michigan (2/3) and Western Michigan (2/24).

Prior to LSSU: An eighth-round draft pick by New Jersey in the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft...Finished 17th in the United States Junior Hockey League in scoring in 2005-06 with 28 goals and 24 assists in 56 games for the Chicago Steel...Helped lead Detroit Catholic Central High School to two state titles.

Personal: Son of Danny and Jeanette Perkovich...Planning to major in management...A 2004 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School.

All About Nathan:

Favorite food: Steak
What I want to do after I graduate (other than play hockey): Coach kids
If I had one wish, it would be: Free money for everyone
Most-memorable athletic moment: Getting drafted
Person I would most like to meet: The president
Favorite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
Best part of Taffy Abel Arena: The boat horn after we score
I love hockey because...: I love to score
My biggest challenge in hockey is...: Gaining weight
Favorite or most-interesting summer job: Hockey schools - Love to teach

Career Statistics
Season G.P. Goals Assists Points PIM
2006-07 42 15 7 22 59

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