Two more Detroit Red Wings prospects are getting their chance to earn their spurs with the Canadian team that will play at the IIHF world junior championship. Goaltender Sebastian Cossa and defenseman Donovan Sebrango are both invited to the tryout camp for the tournament that gets underway later this month.
Cossa of the Edmonton Oil Kings was a first-round selection, 15th overall in the 2021 NHL entry draft. Cossa was recently earning recognition as WHL goaltender of the month for October. That month saw him posting a 6-2-1-1 record over 10 appearances. He was also compiling a 1.58 goals-against average, a league-best 0.943 save percentage, and one shutout.
Sebrango, chosen with the 63rd pick of the 2020 NHL entry draft, is in his second season with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit’s top farm club. He’s showing three assists in 17 games this season, along with a team-leading plus-seven rating. A consistent performer, Sebrango has been an even or plus player in 15 of 17 games this season. He’s one assist away from equaling his four-assist output from 31 games as an AHL rookie last season.
— Colin Hartigan (@ColinHartigan) December 1, 2021
TSN is projecting that both Cossa and Sebrango will make the Canadian team.
Red Wings Picks With Team USA
Earlier this week, USA Hockey invited two other Red Wings prospects – forwards Red Savage and Carter Mazur – to the Team USA tryout camp in Plymouth, Michigan.
Around The League
Boston: Bruins defenseman Jakub Zboril ended up leaving Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators with what appeared to a right knee injury. Hitting Zboril into the boards on the play was Predators winger Tanner Jeannot.
Islanders: Returning from COVID-19 protocol, the Isles will be needing captain Anders Lee to start lighting the lamp if they are going to be climbing out of their horrid start to the season.
Detroit: How the Red Wings have fared over the years in their first games against new expansion teams.
— Tony Ferrari (@theTonyFerrari) December 3, 2021
Montreal: The perfect microcosm of the Canadiens season, summed up in one play. Defenseman Alexander Romanov set his bombsights on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar. Completely missing the puck carrier, Romanov instead crashed into teammate Ryan Poehling. To add insult to injury, Romanov suffered a broken nose on the play.