Western Michigan defenseman Dan DeKeyser, a free agent coveted by the Detroit Red Wings and every other NHL team, has decided to return to school for his junior season.

Earlier in the day, Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill said the club was awaiting DeKeyser's decision.

“I talked to his representatives over the weekend,'' Nill said Monday afternoon. “They'll sit down with him over the next few days and decide what direction they're going.

“Probably every team is talking to him, asking him to turn pro. … It's a tough decision. He's only played two years of college. I know education is important to him. Whatever decision he makes will be the right one.''

The 22-year-old DeKeyser went undrafted. He's big (6-foot-3, 186) and moves the puck well. He has 10 goals, 20 assists and a plus-23 rating in 78 games over two seasons for the Broncos.