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Red Wings Daily: Detroit Prospect Cossa is WHL Goalie of the Week

Detroit Red Wings 2021 first-round draft pick Sebastian Cossa of the Edmonton Oil King is the WHL Goaltender of the Week



Sebastian Cossa, Detroit Red Wings prospect
Red Wings prospect Sebastian Cossa leads the WHL playoffs in wins and shutouts.

Another week, another honor for Detroit Red Wings prospect Sebastian Cossa. The Edmonton Oil Kings netminder is this week’s WHL Goaltender of the Week.

The reigning WHL Goaltender of the Month, Cossa posted a 3-0 record, a 1.92 goals-against average and .905 save percentage across three appearances this past week. He helped the Oil Kings capture the Eastern Conference Championship over the Winnipeg ICE.

Selected 15th overall by Detroit in the 2021 NHL entry draft, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Cossa, 19, is leading the WHL playoffs with 12 wins and shares the league lead with three shutouts.

Cossa and the Edmonton Oil Kings will begin the 2022 WHL Championship on home ice facing either the Kamloops Blazers or the Seattle Thunderbirds. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday, June 3.

Already signed to an entry-level contract with the Red Wings, it’s expected that Cossa will be starting next season with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins.

Vito Out

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