By @MichaelCaples –
Jared Coreau had a big week for the Griffins, and he was recognized by the AHL today for his efforts.
The Grand Rapids netminder was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending on Feb. 18, after Coreau posted back-to-back shutouts against the Manitoba Moose – the Western Conference’s No. 1 team.
Coreau, a Northern Michigan alum, stopped all 66 shots he faced over the two contests. On Thursday night, he helped the Griffins preserve their points streak – which now stands at nine games – with a 28-save shutout in a 1-0 win. Two nights later, he made a season-high 38 saves in a 5-0 win.
The Red Wings’ goaltending prospect is the first Griffins goaltender to record back-to-back shutouts since Petr Mrazek accomplished the feat in 2015. His 13 career shutouts puts him at No. 3 in Grand Rapids franchise history.
Since Dec. 22, Coreau holds a 13-2-3 record with a 1.92 goals-against average and .933 save percentage. He’s played a substantial role in the Griffins moving from five games under .500 to 10 games over .500 during the last 24 games.
He’s third in the AHL in wins with 20 on the season.