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Goalie Options For The Detroit Red Wings In The First Round Of The NHL Draft

06/24/2021 at 6:49am EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

At No. 6: Jesper Wallstedt
Size: 6-feet-3, 214 pounds

2020-21: Posted a 12-10-0 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 22 regular-season games for Lulea HF in the Swedish Hockey League, plus a 3.36 GAA and .871 save percentage in two playoff games. Played two games for Sweden at the World Juniors, posting a 2.40 GAA and .923 save percentage.

The buzz: The 18-year-old impresses with his ability to not allow rebounds, but has good control when he does give up a second chance. He’s a strong skater who isn’t afraid to challenge shooters, and he uses his size effectively to limit options for shooters. Handles the puck well, making swift and accurate passes to teammates. Plays with poise beyond that of a teenager.

At No. 22: Sebastian Cossa
Size: 6-feet-6, 210 pounds.

2020-21: Posted a 17-1-1 record with a `1.57 GAA and .941 save percentage in 19 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League,

The buzz: The 18-year-old is an athletic goalie who moves quickly from side to side and from butterfly position to standing up. By size alone, he doesn’t give opponents much net to shoot at — even while down in the butterfly pose, his shoulders still reach the crossbar. Good at getting to pucks behind his net and passing to his teammates.

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