DETROIT – The Red Wings today assigned goaltender Jared Coreau to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Coreau served as Detroit’s backup goaltender in Monday’s 3-2 overtime win over the Dallas Stars. The 24-year-old has been one of the top goalies in the AHL this season, ranking among league leaders with 26 wins (T2nd), a 2.27 goals-against average (4th), a 0.928 save percentage (3rd) and four shutouts (T3rd) in 39 games played. The Perth, Ontario, native has appeared in in 69 games with the Griffins since the 2013-14 campaign, owning a 42-22-3 record, a 2.35 goals-against average, a 0.924 save percentage and seven shutouts. Coreau won 11 straight starts from Nov. 18 to Dec. 26 and was named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for December, going 9-2-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average and 0.938 save percentage in 11 games.
The 6-foot-5, 235-lb., netminder spent three seasons at Northern Michigan University in the CCHA prior to signing with the Red Wings after the 2012-13 season. In 76 games with the Wildcats, he accumulated a 32-31-8 record, 2.72 goals-against average, 0.919 save percentage and two shutouts. Coreau also spent one season with the Lincoln Stars in the USHL prior to his collegiate career, posting a 3.62 goals-against average and a 0.882 save percentage in 38 games with the team during the 2009-10 campaign.