Detroit Red Wings get a C for trading up to pick 6-6 goalie Sebastian Cossa in NHL draft

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Free Press sports writer Carlos Monarrez grades the Detroit Red Wings’ choice of Western Hockey League goalie Sebastian Cossa as the 15th overall pick in the 2021 NHL draft.

Grade: C

One day after trading for Alex Nedeljkovic, Steve Yzerman made another trade for another goalie and moved up seven spots to take Cossa, a 6-foot-6 giant who’s 18 and seven years younger than Nedeljkovic. Cossa does a good job using his size to cut off angles and he gives the Wings something they don’t have right now: an elite goaltending prospect. The big question is why Yzerman spent so much — second- and fifth-round picks — to move up and bypassed Jesper Wallstedt?

ANOTHER GRADE: Wings get a B for drafting Swedish defenseman Simon Edvinsson

Contact Carlos Monarrez at cmonarrez@freepress.com and follow him on Twitter @cmonarrez.

Goaltender Sebastian Cossa.
Goaltender Sebastian Cossa.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Red Wings get C for trading up for Sebastian Cossa