17 - Eric Alexander
Eric Alexander
Birth Date: 8/15/89
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Kentwood, Michigan
Position: Right Wing
Team: Lincoln (USHL)
S/C: R

Freshman (2009-10 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A protypical power forward . . . A gifted goal scorer with a hard shot . . . Possesses a high skill set . . . Has a good combination of size, strength and skating ability . . . Provides a physical presence and can deliver a big check . . . Needs to continue developing his endurance . . . Strong with the puck particularly in the offensive zone . . . Has progressed into an effective penalty killer . . . Signed with FSU in November early-signing period . . . Career Statistics

High School/Juniors: Spent the second half of the 2008-09 season with the Lincoln (Neb.) Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) after starting campaign as a member of the Chicago (Ill.) Steel . . . Traded from Chicago to Lincoln on Feb. 4, 2009 . . . Coached by Jimmy McGroarty at Lincoln and skated for coach Steve Poapst's Chicago teams from 2007-09 . . . Concluded the 2008-09 season ranking 26th overall among USHL scoring leaders with a combined 49 points total (25-24=69) in 60 contests and 25th best in league forward points producers . . . Totaled 16 points on eight goals and assists apiece in 22 regular-season contests for Lincoln and then posted four points via a goal and three helpers in seven playoff encounters as the Stars advanced to the USHL Western Division semifinals . . .  Chalked up 33 points with 17 goals and 16 assists in his initial 38 games for Chicago in the 2008-09 season . . . A 2009 USHL All-Star Game Eastern Division representative . . . Produced 15 goals with seven assists for a squad 11th-best 22 points in 49 outings at Chicago during the 2007-08 campaign as the Steel posted a 32-22-6 overall mark . . . Netted four power-play markers and tallied three game-winning lamplighters during the 2007-08 regular season in helping Chicago secure a USHL East Division Playoff berth . . . Chalked up three points (all goals) in seven 2007-08 league playoff outings . . .  A 2007 graduate of East Kentwood High School in Kentwood, Mich. . . . Received all-state, all-area, and all-academic accolades under legendary coach Ron Baum and was a two-time (2006 and 2007) Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Dream Team selection . . . Competed on Falcons' 2006 varsity baseball team after spending the 2005 and 2004 seasons on the school's junior varsity and freshman squads, respectively . . . Served as a community service volunteer.

Personal: Son of Delton and Patty Alexander . . . Born 8/15/89 in East Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . Both of his parents' occupations are in management . . . His father played collegiate baseball at Grand Valley State . . . Has an older sister (Ashley), who's a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force . . . Interests include golf . . . Shoots: Right . . . Majoring in marketing-professional golf management.

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