Top 15 Ranked Red Wings Prospects at the Christmas Break

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 07: Jonatan Berggren #52 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during a preseason game at Little Caesars Arena on October 07, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 07: Jonatan Berggren #52 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during a preseason game at Little Caesars Arena on October 07, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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#4- Donovan Sebrango-LD

Age: 19

Draft: 2020 round 3 #63 overall 

Current Team: Grand Rapids (AHL)

Status: Signed (2022 CAP HIT, $850,833/MINORS SALARY $72,500)

Donovan Sebrango is currently in his second year playing for Grand Rapids (AHL).  Despite only being 19, Sebrango has now played 51 regular season games in the AHL.  This season, Sebrango has played 20 games and has three assists and a +6 rating.  Sebrango has been loaned to the Canadian Junior National team for the WJC-20 tournament.  Canada will start the tournament playing Czech Republic on December 26.  Sebrango will play the remainder of this season in the AHL, and should push for one of the open spots on the blueline next season in Detroit.

#5- Sebastian Cossa-G

Age: 19

Draft: 2021 round 1 #15 overall

Current Team: Edmonton (WHL)

Status: Signed (2022 CAP HIT, $925,000/MINORS SALARY $80,000)

Sebastian Cossa is currently in his 3rd year playing for Edmonton (WHL).  Over the last three years, Cossa has played 73 games in the WHL.  This season, Cossa has played 21 games and has recorded a 15-3-3 record, a 2.26 GAA, and a .924 SV%.  Cossa was selected to represent Canada at the WJC-20 tournament being held in Cossa’s hometown of Edmonton, starting next week.  Canada will start the tournament playing Czech Republic on December 26, and Cossa will likely get the start in the first game.  Cossa will play the remainder of this season in the WHL and should turn professional and challenge for a backup spot in either Detroit or Grand Rapids next year.

#6- William Wallinder-LD

Age: 19

Draft: 2020 round 2 #32 overall

Current Team: Rogle BK (SHL)

Status: Unsigned (Must be signed by June 2024)

William Wallinder is having an excellent season playing in the SHL.  I still find it surprising that Wallinder was not selected to play for Sweden in the WJC-20 tournament.  Although he has split his season between the SHL and the J20 Nationell, Wallinder has played the majority of his season in the professional league.  In 23 games, Wallinder has scored four goals and 10 points with a +6 rating.  Wallinder should sign his entry-level contract with Detroit in 2022 and will push for one of the open spots on the blueline next season with either Detroit or Grand Rapids.  Detroit could also loan Wallinder back to Rogle for one season, similar to what they did with Albert Johansson this year.