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Jared Coreau, UFA College Player, Will Be Signing With Detroit


via Matt Wellens of the Mining Journal,

Coreau has one more year of NCAA eligibility left, but has decided to forgo his senior season at NMU.

As first reported by The Mining Journal, Coreau had seven teams interested in him following the Wildcats first-round CCHA playoff series loss at Michigan.

Grand Rapids Griffins first-year head coach Jeff Blashill contacted NMU head coach Walt Kyle the Monday after the Wildcats season-ending loss to Michigan to enquire about Coreau.

The Griffins are the AHL affiliate of the Red Wings. According to the source inside the NMU hockey program, the 6-foot-4, 208-pound Coreau could see time not only with the Griffins, but the Wings as well.

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OnlyWings's avatar

6’4” 208 lb Goalie. Still young

For a Goalie Fan this will be interesting to follow him through the system.

Posted by OnlyWings on 03/18/13 at 09:52 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

So Pearce, McCollum all go bye bye in one form or another. Solid tandem in Mrazek and Coreau no question. Future goaltending for the Wings looks to be solid for many years to come.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 03/18/13 at 10:16 PM ET

statelouis26's avatar

So Pearce, McCollum all go bye bye in one form or another. Solid tandem in Mrazek and Coreau no question. Future goaltending for the Wings looks to be solid for many years to come.
Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 03/18/13 at 11:16 PM ET

Excited much? lol.  I don’t think any Wings goalie prospect is a sure thing at this point, let alone a guy they just signed outta college.  Mrazek is 19 and has not even played a full season in the AHL.  Pearce and McCollum could be sent to the ECHL or remain there.

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 03/18/13 at 11:24 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Kahn:

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Coreau decided to leave Northern Michigan after his junior season, when he went 15-19-4, with a 2.70 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

He was named CCHA goaltender of the week twice this season.

He went 32-31-8, with a 2.72 GAA, in three seasons for the Wildcats.

Coreau can join the Grand Rapids Griffins on an amateur tryout contract after he signs with Detroit.

The Red Wings will need to add a couple of goalies in the system after this season. They have Petr Mrazek, who likely will spend another season with the Griffins. But Tom McCollum will be a restricted free agent whose future with the organization is in question. Jordan Pearce is an unrestricted free agent who is expected to pursue a medical career after the season.

The club also has its system 2012 third-round draft pick Jake Paterson, who plays for the OHL Saginaw Spirit.

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2013/03/red_wings_could_be_on_verge_of_1.html

Posted by w2j2 on 03/18/13 at 11:40 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Coreau’s Stats:

http://www.uscho.com/stats/player/mid,18726/jared-coreau/

Posted by w2j2 on 03/18/13 at 11:41 PM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

Jordan Pearce is an unrestricted free agent who is expected to pursue a medical career after the season.

There’s something you don’t hear every day.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 03/19/13 at 01:56 AM ET

BrendonR's avatar

Jimmah, Mrazek, Paterson and now Coreau. We’re finally fully stocked in the pipeline with some legit studs. Looks like we’re getting to see a bit of the benefit of having a former goalie as a GM, but we’ve been way too thin here for too long. I’m glad to see Ozzie’s touch in some of our recent G pickups.

Posted by BrendonR on 03/19/13 at 06:08 AM ET

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Pearce was accepted into medical school out of Notre Dame but deferred after he got a 2 year contract with the Wings, and then another. I remember seeing he was a double major with close to a 4.0 his senior season, glad to see he’s still thinking of going into medicine.

Posted by crewbierae on 03/19/13 at 06:19 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I hear Uncle Mike is sizing him up to put on Zs line

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/19/13 at 06:24 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

A little look at this guy.

http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=869252#.UUhOYleyLTQ

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/19/13 at 06:40 AM ET

Crater's avatar

Goodbye Tommy McC. Your time with the wings has been rather unproductive. Best luck elsewhere. J Pearce, Hope you become and awesome doctor and make much more money than you could have in Pro Sports.

Posted by Crater from SoCal on 03/19/13 at 10:28 AM ET

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Impressive video, wingsfan

Posted by teldar on 03/19/13 at 10:40 AM ET

SYF's avatar

We could trade Tom and Jordan to the Isles for Nabby…

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/19/13 at 06:38 PM ET

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