Detroit Red Wings Prospects Focus: North American Junior

KELOWNA, BC - NOVEMBER 26: Sebastian Cossa #33 of the Edmonton Oil Kings defends the net durin third period against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on November 26, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
KELOWNA, BC - NOVEMBER 26: Sebastian Cossa #33 of the Edmonton Oil Kings defends the net durin third period against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on November 26, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Red Wings currently have seven prospects playing junior hockey in North America.  Top goaltending prospect Sebastian Cossa and current Grand Rapids defenseman Donovan Sebrango, were recently invited to Canada’s WJC selection camp.  The selection camp starts Thursday and concludes Sunday.

Here is a look at each of the players after the weekend.

Sebastian Cossa

Sebastian Cossa was recently selected to attend the Canadian Junior Selection camp in a bid to play for Canada in the WJC to be held in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.  Canada’s selection camp will run from December 9-12.  During the last five games, Cossa is undefeated at 5-0-0.  On the season, Cossa now has a record of 14-3-3, a 2.27 GAA, .924 SV% and 2-SO.

Cross Hanas

Cross Hanas continues to rack up points playing for Portland in the WHL.  Hanas picked up four assists in his last seven games.  The 2020 2nd round pick for Detroit, now has five goals and 21 points in 22 games.  Hanas continues to lead the Winterhawks in scoring.  His strong play at the 1/3 mark of the season could go a long way into securing an entry-level contract with the Red Wings.

Alex Cotton

Alex Cotton has been playing excellent since being traded to Vancouver (WHL).  Cotton has scored three goals and 11 points in his last six games playing defense for the Giants.  On the season, Cotton has scored nine goals and 20 points in 18 games split between Lethbridge and Vancouver.  With Vancouver, Cotton has also improved defensively as he has a +5 rating in 10 games.  There is no doubt that if Cotton continues to play well at both ends of the ice, Detroit will sign him to an entry-level contract before the end of the season.

Pasquale Zito

Pasquale Zito has slowed down slightly while playing on the 2nd line in Windsor (OHL).  During the last eight games, Zito has one goal and four points.  On the season, Zito has scored seven goals and 15 points in 20 games.  Zito needs to tidy up defensively in his own end as he currently has a -7 rating.

Kienan Draper

Kienan Draper has really picked up offensively since his announcement to attend the University of Michigan next year.  In his last five games, Draper scored seven points.  On the season, Draper now has four goals and 14 points in 17 games.

Oscar Plandowski

Oscar Plandowski continues to struggle offensively playing for Charlottetown (QMJHL).  During the last five games, Plandowski had one assist and a +2 rating.  On the season, Plandowski has played 23 games and recorded two goals, five points, and a +6 rating.

Jan Bednar

Jan Bednar is waiting for the Czech Republic to announce their WJC selection camp rosters.  When the goaltenders are announced, it is expected that Bednar will be named to the team.  Last year, Bednar was the 3rd string goaltender on Team Czech Republic but, did not see any action.  During the last four games playing for Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL), Bednar has a 2-1-1 record.  On the season, Bednar has played in 17 games and has an 8-6-2 record, 3.28 GAA, and an .896 SV%.

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