Nathan Perkovich, a forward with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League, has given a verbal commitment to Lake Superior State University and will join the Lakers for the 2006-07 season.
Perkovich, a Canton native, is a 6-foot-5, 195-pounder in his third season in the USHL. Prior to joining the Steel, Perkovich played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
Currently, Perkovich, a New Jersey Devils draft pick, has a goal and an assist for two points in six games as well as 25 penalty minutes.
"Nathan has paid his dues in the USHL," remarked Steel coach-GM 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."