Red Wings prospect Sebastian Cossa earns major honor

Well deserved!



With the 15th pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Detroit Red Wings went with Western Hockey League goaltender Sebastian Cossa of the Edmonton Oil Kings, a towering figure who many analysts believe could fit the profile of a franchise goalie of the future.

And despite a slower than expected start to his professional career, he's been on fire of late. With an 8-1-2 record in in his last 11 games along with a stellar 1.90 goals against average and a .931 save percentage, he's been named AHL Player of the Week.

From the official press release:

"The Hamilton, Ontario, native is in his second season as a professional after spending the majority of the 2022-23 season in the ECHL with the Toledo Walleye. Last season, Cossa posted a 26-16-1 record with four shutouts in 46 regular-season games with Toledo to go along with a 2.56 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. He also saw action in three outings with the Griffins in 2022-23, registering his first pro victory on Oct. 19, 2022 against Milwaukee. 

Prior to turning pro, Cossa spent three seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings and possessed a 71-16-7 ledger with a 2.12 goals against average and a .921 save percentage in 98 career games. In 2021-22, Cossa was named to the WHL First All-Star Team in addition to claiming the WHL title. He also collected a gold medal for Team Canada at the 2021-22 World Junior Championship."

Red Wings fans are certainly right to be optimistic about one day seeing the 6'6 goaltender between the pipes for their team.

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