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Red Wings Daily: Only One Detroit Prospect Will Play In Memorial Cup

Edmonton Oil Kings goalie Sebastian Cossa is the only Red Wings prospect playing in the 2022 Memorial Cup



Sebastian Cossa is the only Red Wings draft pick performing in this year's Memorial Cup.

A week ago, there was a realistic possibility that as many as three Detroit Red Wings prospects could be playing in the 2022 Memorial Cup tournament. Instead, just one is making the trip.

Sebastian Cossa, the Edmonton Oil Kings goalie and Red Wings 2021 first-round pick (15th overall) will be carrying the torch for Detroit’s future in the tournament to determine the champion of the Canadian Hockey League. Edmonton won the Western Hockey League title.

“This team, the group, we’ve had the capability of doing this the last three years,” Cossa told “It’s gratifying to say the least.”

Two other CHL teams featuring Red Wings prospects also possessed the capability of doing it this season but came up short in their respective league final series.

Friday, the Hamilton Bulldogs posted a 6-1 verdict over the Windsor Spitfires in Game 7 of the Ontario Hockey League final. Center Pasquale Zito, a 2021 Red Wings draftee (166th overall) plays for the Spitfires.

In the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final, the Shawinigan Cataractes swept the Charlottetown Islanders. Charlottetown defenseman Oscar Plandowski was the 155th overall selection by the Wings in the 2021 draft.

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