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Report: Detroit Red Wings reach tentative agreement with Northern Michigan goalie Jared Coreau
March 18, 2013 - Matt Wellens
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University junior goaltender Jared Coreau has reached a tentative agreement with the Detroit Red Wings and will be in the Motor City on Tuesday, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
The Mining Journal has also confirmed the report with a source within the NMU hockey program.
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.
Blashill is also a former assistant coach at Ferris State and Miami. He was head coach of Western Michigan for one season before becoming an assistant for the Red Wings.
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Northern Michigan University junior goaltender Jared Coreau gloves the puck on Feb. 8 against Ferris State at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. Coreau said Tuesday he is ready to move on and plans to forgo his senior season at NMU to sign a professional deal. (Journal file photo by Zach Jay)