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Michigan State Defenseman Torey Krug Signs With NHL's Boston Bruins

Michigan State Spartans defenseman Torey Krug will leave school and has signed with the Boston Bruins

ANN ARBOR MI - DECEMBER 11: Torey Krug #44 of the Michigan State Spartans heads to the ice prior to playing the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on December 11 2010 in Ann Arbor Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR MI - DECEMBER 11: Torey Krug #44 of the Michigan State Spartans heads to the ice prior to playing the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on December 11 2010 in Ann Arbor Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Michigan State Spartans defenseman Torey Krug has opted to forgo his final year of eligibility at the college level and signed a contract with the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Krug is one of ten national finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, an honor bestowed annually to the best collegiate player in America.

Krug ended his junior campaign with 12 goals and 34 points, and was forced to make a tough decision about whether to stick around or head to the pros. "This obviously came quickly after our season ended, but it was a really difficult decision to make," Krug said. "I love everything about Michigan State, my teammates, and our hockey program, and it was an outstanding place for me to grow and develop both as a hockey player and a person."

Over the course of his career, Krug played in 114 games and tallied 83 points. No Michigan State hockey player has ever amassed that many points in a three-year span.

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