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New York Islanders Sign Jared Coreau For AHL Depth

OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 29: Jared Coreau #31 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on December 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 29: Jared Coreau #31 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on December 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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The New York Islanders have signed former Detroit Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau. An obvious move for AHL depth.

After over a week of dormancy, the New York Islanders have made a signing. Lou Lamoriello finally made the big splash and signed *checks notes* Jared Coreau. You might find yourself saying “who?” and that’s completly fine.

Coreau is a 27-year-old goalie who is destined for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In 21 career NHL games, Coreau has struggled putting up an .880 save percentage and a 3.72 goals against average.

Coreau has had some success in the AHL though, putting up a .927, .922, .927, and .913 from 2014-2015 through the 2017-2018 season. This past year though was a real tough one for Coreau who bounced from the San Diego Gulls (Ducks affiliate) to the San Antonio Rampage (Blues affiliate). His save percentage was an .895 with San Diego and an .886 with San Antonio

This is a bit of a head scratcher but I guess Lou Lamoriello felt like he needed to take a shot on veteran depth for the minors. Neither Christopher Gibson or Jeremy Smith were that great for Bridgeport last year. Although Linus Soderstrom is expected to be healthy and to play in Bridgeport.

Coreau will carry a $700,000 cap hit and will have a $225,000 minors salary with $275,000 guaranteed according to Puck Pedia.

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