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Manitoba Moose announce signing of Westin Michaud of UND and Biagio Lerario of Northeastern

The organization adds another pair of college kids.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Yesterday news broke via Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald that fourth-year forward Westin Michaud would sign an AHL deal with the Moose.  Today the Jets AHL affiliate confirmed the signing.

Michaud spent four years in college, three with Colorado College and then last year at UND.

They also announced the signing of Biagio Lerario of Northeastern University.

Moose Release:

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.

This is the third college signing for the Moose after the team announced they had signed Isaac Johnson and Jeff Malott last week.