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.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) June 8, 2022
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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