While the Detroit Red Wings await the start of the 2021-22 season, which officially gets underway on Oct. 14, the fanbase already has plenty to be excited about as prospect Sebastian Cossa is off to a fantastic start in the Western Hockey League.
Returning to the Edmonton Oil Kings, Cossa, 18, is enjoying a red-hot start to the season and enjoyed a remarkable showing this past week, where he posted a 1.30 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage through three contests.
As a result, this memorable performance earned him recognition as the WHL’s top Goaltender of the Week, as announced via their social media account.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) October 12, 2021
Shortly after being selected by the Red Wings in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft, Cossa agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract, which will undoubtedly slide into next season. In turn, the talented young goaltender is expected to spend the entire 2021-22 campaign with the Oil Kings, where he’ll look to continue building off his strong showing from 2020-21.
Starting on a positive note, the Hamilton, Ontario native has already appeared in five games, producing a 1.38 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and a 3-1-1 record.
The Red Wings will open the regular season at home against the two-time, Stanley Cup defending Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET.
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