The vision of the Detroit Red Wings goaltending pipeline has not necessarily been anything to write home about over the past decade. Although it may have added another ripple to the image, when everything settles, it will most likely leave a more precise illustration for the future of the team. Prospect and former Grand Rapids Griffins goaltender Victor Brattstrom has announced his plans to leave the U.S. and the Detroit Red Wings organization to play with HV71 of the SHL, Sweden’s top league.
Detroit Red Wings goaltending prospect Victor Brattstrom is leaving the organization.
Brattstrom played in goal over the past two seasons with the Griffins and started the most games of anyone on the roster in 2022-2023 outside of Alex Nedeljkovic.
In addition, Brattstrom’s numbers were not flattering, with a 3.71 GAA and a meager .885 save percentage. With both players now expected to be gone next season, the door for Sebastian Cossa to move into the next stage of his development is wide open.
He had accomplished nearly everything expected of him in the ECHL, outside of propelling the Walleye to a Kelly Cup championship, proving that there is nothing more he can improve upon in a league of that talent.
It is all but certain he will be joining Head Coach Dan Watson in moving his belongings to the AHL, where we should expect him to get significant playing time with the former two goalies headed out of town. As more of Detroit’s goaltenders become filtered out, the future becomes clearer regarding who will claim the net for the club.