The St. Louis Blues apparently wants to commence 2019 with a bang as they are currently competing against the Washington Capitals.
With the latest score of 3-2 in favor of the St. Louis, Missouri-based hockey team, the Blues has been recognized to possess the fewest defeats in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Last year may have been bleak with few highlights for the Blues, but interim head coach Craig Berube is looking forward to better performances this new calendar year.
It is worth mentioning that Blues center, Ryan O’Reilly, has been selected as the lone representative of the squad at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game.
Not only that, the member of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the NHL has a new component.
Doug Armstrong, the St. Louis Blues General Manager and President of Hockey Operations, made it known to the public on Thursday that minor league goaltender, Jared Coreau, is now on-board the team.
While Coreau is under contract with the Blues in the NHL, he is also presently competing for the San Antonio Rampage in the American Hockey League (AHL).
The Rampage is the AHL affiliate of the Blues. The Ontario-born professional ice hockey goalie had been playing spells prior to landing posts in the AHL and the NHL.
Coreau’s hockey-playing path included stints in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, the East Coast Hockey League, the United States Hockey League, and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
The St. Louis Blues will benefit from the 27-year-old goalie’s contributions which have been polished by his being a contributor to the Detroit Red Wings.
This stint enabled him to appear in 21 NHL matches, accumulating a 5-9-4 record, a 0.880 save percentage, and 3.74 Goals Against Average (GAA).
In the AHL this season, Coreau was 3-6-2 with a 3.57 GAA and 0.895 save percentage. These are his statistics for 13 matches with the San Diego Gulls.
The career record in the AHL of Coreau is complemented by the accumulation of regular-season record numbers 88-54-12.
With the Grand Rapids Griffins, the 6-foot-6 Canadian professional hockey player bagged the 2017 Calder Cup.
Considering these accomplishments of Coreau, the St. Louis Blues’ management reckoned that, for future considerations, it is best to sign up the 220-pound goaltender to the team from the Anaheim Ducks.
This past off-season, Coreau was registered as a free agent with the Ducks.