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Detroit Red Wings officially announce signing of NMU goaltender Jared Coreau

April 3, 2013 - Matt Wellens

MARQUETTE — The Detroit Red Wings officially announced the signing of Northern Michigan University junior goaltender Jared Coreau to a three-year entry level deal on Wednesday, approximately 28 minutes after the NHL trading deadline expired.



Coreau and the Red Wings reached a tentative agreement on March 18 and Coreau visited with the team the following day.

The Wildcats’ 6-foot-4, 208-pound goaltender has continued training in Marquette since then and will be joining the team on Monday. He will begin his professional career in Detroit, most likely as the team’s third-string goaltender, before being sent down to the Red Wings’ AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids where he could see some action with the Griffins.

Coreau had one more year of eligibility remaining at NMU, but with six other NHL franchises besides the Red Wings pursuing him, decided to forgo his senior year and turn pro.

On Friday, the Red Wings nabbed another unrestricted free agent out of the CCHA, agreeing to terms with Western Michigan junior defenseman Danny DeKeyser. Like Coreau, the Bronco decided to forgo his senior season.

Coreau was the first Wildcat from the 2012-13 squad to agree to a professional deal, but second to sign after senior captain and defenseman Scott Macaulay signed an amateur tryout offer with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. He scored his first professional goal four games in on Saturday, with a broken stick.



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NMU junior goaltender Jared Coreau officially became a Detroit Red Wing on Wednesday. (Journal file photo)