Detroit Red Wings: Sebastian Cossa continues to improve with Griffins

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During the NHL Entry Draft this past June, The Detroit Red Wings seemed to have hedged their bets in the goaltending department when they selected Trey Augustine of the USNTDP with the 41st pick.

At the time, there were questions about highly touted goaltending prospect Sebastian Cossa due to what some might call “inconsistent play.” While it is true that goaltenders have the hardest and longest road to development, it is also true that having a star in your favorite team’s net can instantly make them twice as competitive as they would be without one. So, doubling your chances of finding that star can be a long-term play that could pay dividends.

While Augustine is only just starting that journey as a Freshman at MSU, Cossa has climbed the ranks of professional hockey. Last season, he helped lead the Toledo Walleye on a deep run in the Kelly Cup playoffs of the ECHL.

Detroit Red Wings’ top goaltending prospect, Sebastian Cossa, continues to improve while playing in Grand Rapids.

This season, he was promoted to try his hand at a higher level of hockey against more talented shooters with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. Although he is thus far splitting the starts with fellow goaltender Michael Hutchinson, Cossa has not skipped a beat from his strong numbers in the ECHL.

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Currently, he leads all of the AHL in save percentage at 0.947%. Coupled with a GAA of 2.02, he seems to be adapting to the higher quality of play in the league. If these numbers can stay relatively high, Cossa will look to show off his development at Detroit Red Wings training camp next offseason and push for a roster spot, taking the next progression in becoming a star NHL-caliber goaltender and, who knows, maybe even mentoring Augustine when he reaches that moment in his career.