The Detroit Red Wings announced that they have signed 2021 15th overall pick Sebastian Cossa to an entry-level contract.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 15, 2021
Sebastian Cossa Signed by Detroit Red Wings
Last season was a marquee season for the Edmonton Oil Kings netminder. Cossa put up ridiculous numbers, including a 17-1-1 record, a .941 save percentage, and a 1.57 GAA. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman traded up in the draft to net Cossa, and it’s clear why. His skill and ability are similar to one of Yzerman’s old draft picks — Ben Bishop. He’s a tall, towering goaltender with a commanding presence between the pipes. This is the exact kind of player Yzerman needed to cement the team’s goaltending core.
There’s very little to dislike about this signing. This deal gives Cossa incentive to smooth out the rough patches in his game while the Red Wings develop into a true contender. By the time Cossa is ready to make the NHL push, the team will be ready for their next big step. Cossa’s development is imperative to the team’s success. It’s a good thing he stays calm under pressure.
What This Means for the Team
Cossa is entering a very good situation in Detroit. He’ll need a few years to develop. While he waits, the Red Wings can rely on Alex Nedeljkovic. Cossa will be entering the NHL right around the tail end of Nedeljkovic’s contract. Whether he re-signs or not remains to be seen; having said that, this goaltending tandem has the potential to be among the deadliest in the NHL. There’s a lot to love when it comes to a goaltender like Cossa. The Red Wings have a bright future ahead of them with him between the pipes.
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