97.1 the Ticket’s Will Burchfield noted that Red Wings 15th overall pick Sebastian Cossa is one confident, cool cat:
In the Red Wings’ rebuild, one of the biggest questions marks — perhaps thebiggest — is in the crease. Cossa might be the answer. He’s highly confident in his game, and he has every reason to be based on his performance the past two seasons. His belief in his ability was reflected in his nonchalance about being the first goalie off the board.
“I think my play earned it for me,” he said. “The confidence I have in my game, I think I’m going to be the best goalie in this draft. So I got picked where I should be.”
Wallstedt, the other top-rated goalie in the draft, went five picks later to the Wild.
“The draft is Day 1. There’s a lot of work to be done from now,” said Cossa. “Being picked first, that’s more motivation. I can’t let him catch up to me.”
In his WHL rookie season of 2019-20, Cossa went 21-6-3 with a 2.23 GAA, .921 save percentage and four shutouts.
“When I’m at the top of my crease, there’s not a lot to shoot at,” Cossa said. “Still recognizing that and patterning my game after that. My hands don’t have to move as much. My depth control is a big focus for me. There’s bigger holes with bigger goalies, but when I’m seeing the puck very well I definitely use my size to my advantage.”
Cossa is looking forward to a bright future for the organization.
“They have a lot of bright, young prospects,” he said. “I think this team is really going to be making a big push in the next couple of years. I can’t be happier to be there with them in a couple of years.”