The CCHA announced today that defenseman Torey Krug of Michigan State has been named the CCM CCHA Rookie of the Month for January. This is the second time he has earned the award this season having won the same honors for December.
Krug, a member of the Spartans’ top defensive pair, tallied two goals and six assists for eight points during January and averaged 2.5 blocks per game. He registered the game-winning goal, his second of the season, against Ohio State on Jan. 22. Krug’s other marker came with less than three minutes remaining in a Jan. 9 matchup with Lake Superior State and served as the game-tying goal. He also registered an assist on Derek Grant’s game-winning goal against LSSU the night before.
The Livonia native was named CCM CCHA Rookie of the Week on Feb. 1 following a series split with archrival Michigan. Krug assisted on Corey Tropp’s first-period power-play goal in a 3-2 win at Munn Ice Arena Jan. 29. He followed that effort with two assists the next night as the Spartans fought back from a three-goal deficit to take a 4-3 lead over the Wolverines before falling, 5-4, at Joe Louis Arena.
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