-- Red Wings general manager Ken Holland announced today that the club has signed goaltender Jordan Pearce
to a two-year entry level deal beginning with the 2009-2010 season.
In keeping with team policy, additional terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Pearce, 22, spent the past four seasons with Notre Dame of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. In 2008-09, he was a finalist for the CCHA player of the year. He finished the season 30-6-3 with a 1.68 goals-against average, .931 save percentage and eight shutouts.
He led the nation in wins and shutouts, was second in goals-against average, and fifth in save percentage. He was selected as the CCHA scholar-athlete of the year. Pearce backstopped the Irish to both the CCHA regular-season and playoff titles this season. He was also named the CCHA’s best goaltender in 2007-08.
Pearce is currently with the Grand Rapids Griffins on an amateur tryout. He is scheduled to backup goalie Jimmy Howard
tonight when the Griffins face-off against the Hamilton Bulldogs at Van Andel Arena.