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The Daily: Red Wings Prospect Cossa One Win From Memorial Cup
General manager Steve Yzerman said after the Red Wings’ season that his hope was that top goaltending prospect Sebastian Cossa would have a lengthy postseason with his Western Hockey League team.
Yzerman’s wish has been granted as Cossa moved within one win of reaching the Memorial Cup by beating the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 Wednesday night. Cossa’s Edmonton Oil Kings now own a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Hockey League Championship Series.
#RedWings prospect Sebastian Cossa poised in 2022 WHL Final; earns fourth postseason shutout.
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Cossa, 19, is 15-2 for the Oil Kings in this postseason and owns a 1.98 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. He posted a shutout in Game 3. He would join a small group if the Oil Kings reach and win the Memorial Cup.
Six goalies drafted by the Red Wings have won the Memorial Cup. Only four played for the Wings:
- Jim Rutherford, 1969 Montreal Jr. Canadiens (10th overall, 1969)
- Kevin Neville, 1973 Toronto Marlboros (151st overall, 1973)*
- Al Jensen, 1976 Hamilton Fincups (31st overall, 1978)
- Larry Lozinski, 1978 New Westminster Bruins (219th overall, 1978)
- Corrado Micalef, 1981 Cornwall Royals (44th overall, 1981)
- Frederic Deschenes, 1996 Granby Bisons (114th overall, 1994)*
*Never played for Red Wings
Other Goalies Who Played For Red Wings And Won Memorial Cup:
- Harvey Teno, 1934 St. Michael’s Majors
- Roger Crozier, 1960 St. Catharines TeePees
- Don McLeod, 1966 Edmonton Oil Kings
- Mike Vernon, 1983 Portland Winterhawks
- Kevin Hodson, 1993 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
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