Following a tentative announcement that stated NMU junior goaltender Jared Coreau might sign an NHL contract at the end of this school year, the Wildcat officially signed with the Detroit Red Wings.
On Wednesday, April 3, Coreau signed a three-year entry level contract with the Red Wings. According to NMU Press Box, Coreau was announced as a free agent prior to Wednesday’s signing.
NMU head coach Walt Kyle said he expected Coreau to be able to make it as far along as he has in the amount of time he has performed on the NMU team.
“He deserves a lot of credit for all of the work that he put it,” Kyle said. “He will work very hard to maximize his talent outside of NMU. Anytime you have a kid with that kind of athletic ability, size, character and work ethic, you know those are the attributes that can lend themselves to actually becoming pro. He’s been improving throughout the year and will keep improving.”
Coreau earned an overall record of 15-19-4 with a 2.70 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.
“He has grown and improved every year,” Kyle said. “Going into the year last summer, we knew this was a possibility. We prepared by bringing in freshman Mathias Dahlstrom. The way it has materialized, with the year that he has had.”
Coreau was unavailable for comment before press time.