Coreau preparing for NHL camp

A number of current and former Northern Michigan University hockey players are back in Marquette working out at the Berry Events Center.

One of the former Wildcats back in town is goaltender Jared Coreau, who signed with the Detroit Red Wings back in April. Coreau is preparing for the upcoming season with the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Back in April, Coreau had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. He wasn’t scheduled to participate in the Red Wings’ prospect camp last month, but Coreau was on the ice for a few non-contact drills.

The Red Wings goaltender took away a few pointers from the camp on what to work on this summer from Jeff Blashill, the head coach of the Griffins.

“The big thing that Coach Blashill talked to me about was that sometimes I get a little over anxious in net and I slide out of the crease too much on the second or third shots,” said Coreau.

“Coach (Blashill) told me to control that and just work on my skating, getting stronger in net, work on my core strength, and getting my shoulder back to 100 percent,” added Coreau.

The Red Wings begin training camp next month in Traverse City.

Coreau will battle for playing time against other Red Wings goaltending prospects Petr Mrazek and Thomas McCollum.