Moose Ink Forwards Michaud and LerarioBy: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: April 14th 2020
The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club announced today the team has signed forwards Westin Michaud and Biagio Lerario to contracts for the 2020-21 season.
Michaud, 24, posted 28 points (16G, 12A) in 35 games with the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks during the 2019-20 campaign. Michaud tied for the team lead in goals as North Dakota captured the Penrose Cup as the NCHC’s top regular season club. He was also named to the conference’s Honorable Mention All-Star Team. Prior to joining North Dakota as a senior graduate transfer, the Cloquet, Minn. product played three seasons for the Colorado College Tigers. While at Colorado College, Michaud totalled 29 goals and 62 points in 114 games with the Tigers.
Lerario, 24, collected seven points (4G, 3A) in 32 games with the Northeastern University Huskies during the 2019-20 season. Lerario represented Northeastern as an alternate captain during his final season of eligibility. The Addison, Ill. product won the 2019 NCAA Hockey East Championship with Northeastern. Prior to his collegiate career, Lerario spent four seasons in the USHL split between the Chicago Steel and the Lincoln Stars. The forward had a career total of 90 points (45G, 45A) in 176 USHL contests.