For the next couple of days we will be breaking down the players at the Detroit Red Wings Development Camp per their position.
Today we will be taking a look at the goaltenders who are currently signed by the Detroit Red Wings, no camp invites allowed here.
With Jared Coreau not taking part in anything other than goalie drills, it was Jake Patersson’s time to shin in net and that was exactly what he did.
During drills, Patersson showed that he has good recovery speed, can move from one post to another quickly, and he possesses a phenomenal glove hand.
In the scrimmage, he wasn’t able to catch the puck, but used the padding on the glove to make the save. Once he made the save, he immediately found the puck and snatched it up before an opponent had a chance to skate near the net.
In the shootout after the scrimmage, Patersson did not bite on fakes, but instead continued to follow the puck and because of that he was able to shut down all but one player from Team Yzerman.
Patersson will spend one more season with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL before heading the Grand Rapids the flowing season.
He shows a lot of promise and I am looking forward to see his progression next year.
Jared Coreau did not participate in many drills because he is still recovering from shoulder surgery, but he took part in most of the goalie drills. The fact that he is able to train at all is a big step in the right direction for him.
Coreau is one of, if not is, the biggest goalie prospects the Red Wings have ever had at 6’5″. The height does not affect his movements, speed, or agility which can be rare with bigger goaltenders.
He showed solid positioning, a good burst when moving side to side, and more than enough speed.
Because of his injury though, there is not enough information about his rebound control or reaction time, but when Training Camp rolls around he should be able to take part in all of the drills.
Just looking at the drills, he showed a lot of promise moving forward, but only so much can be foretold without seeing him in an actual game setting. He will have to prove himself next season with Grand Rapids if the Red Wings are going to keep him in the system.
With Jake Pattersson and Jared Coraeu in the system, along with Petr Mrazek, the future looks bright in net for Detroit.