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#1 Jordan Pearce
Pos: Goaltender
D.O.B.: 10/10/86
From: Anchorage, Alaska
Height: 6'1
Weight: 206
Catches: Left
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed 2-yr contract with Detroit (NHL) 4/10/09
Plus: Good size... Excellent quickness and balance... Great mobility for a big butterfly goalie... Great work ethic... Extremely calm demeanor... Very good rebound control...
Minus: Has not played a lot of games, but has not excelled as a backup... Still learning fundamentals of position...
Organizational Comments: "He's lost 15 pounds since rookie camp and I noticed right away that he's quicker. He recovers more and his stamina is better -- I'm glad he was on a weight-loss program and worked at it. When a kid comes back less 15 pounds in over a 7-8 week span, he's figured it out. He looks good and he'll work his way up the ladder."Red Wings Goalie Coach Jim Bedard
What GRC says: 2011-12: Pearce became the forgotten man in the second half after his struggles took him out of the lineup and at one point had him relegated to the ECHL. He spent some time as the fourth stringer in Detroit when Howard and MacDonald went down, and then rode the pine in GR the rest of the season. Pearce has another year left, but may not have a place to play if the organization turns phenom Mrazek pro next season. He needs to regain his form of 2011 and put last season behind him, or it might be time for medical school. 2010-11: Went from afterthought to possible team savior almost overnight. Pearce posted a 20-win season and carried the team to the brink of the postseason before running out of steam. The Notre Dame alumnus was solid but unspectacular and gave his team a chance to win almost every game he played. Despite his solid showing, he may not be back next season as he is rumored to be leaving to pursue his medical degree.
2009-10: The former Notre Dame netminder had a rocky start after being recalled from Toledo (ECHL) to replace Thomas McCollum. He looked to be improving however, collecting his first AHL victory on the road in Rochester. He spent most of the season in the ECHL where he made steady improvements in his game. Spring 2009: Pearce leaves the NCAA as one of the top goaltenders in the nation after a record setting season. He needs to start a lot of games in the minors to fulfill his promise, but it is obvious the skills are there. He may battle for playing time in the AHL crease, but if McCollum signs he will probably be a workhorse in the ECHL to start.
Role: Starting Netminder
Projection: NHL Starter


4/10/09Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
4/10/09Signed ATO with Grand Rapids (AHL)
5/11/09Released from ATO
9/25/09Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
10/6/09Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
1/2/10Recalled to Grand Rapids (AHL)
1/21/10Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
9/11/10Recalled for Training Camp by Detroit (NHL)
9/30/10Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
10/8/10Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
10/28/10Recalled to Grand Rapids (AHL)
12/2/10Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
12/23/10Recalled to Grand Rapids (AHL)
1/21/11Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
1/25/11Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
4/11/11Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
4/22/11Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
7/2/11Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
10/2/11Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
2/2/12Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
2/2/12Recalled to Grand Rapids (AHL)
2/21/12Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
2/27/12Recalled to Grand Rapids (AHL)
3/4/12Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
3/11/12Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
3/16/12Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
3/29/12Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
9/14/12Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)