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Oil Kings Sebastian Cossa Drafted 15th Overall by Detroit Red Wings

July 23, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Edmonton Oil Kings News Release


Edmonton, AB - The Detroit Red Wings selected Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Sebastian Cossa with their first-round selection, 15th-overall, on the first day of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Cossa, 18, finished this past season with a record of 17-1-0-1 to go along with a 1.57 goals against average, .941 save percentage and four shutouts. He finished first amongst WHL goalies in goals against average, save percentage and shutouts. He was named the 2021 Oil Kings MVP and the WHL's Central Division Goaltender of the Year.

In his career, the 6-foot-6, 203-pound netminder has appeared in 52 career games compiling a record of 38-7-2-2 with a 1.98 goals against average, .928 save percentage and eight shutouts. He ranked third all-time in shutouts (8) and fourth all-time in wins (38) amongst Oil Kings goalies.

The Fort McMurray native becomes the 21st Oil Kings player in modern franchise history to be selected in the NHL Draft, the seventh to be selected in the first round and third goaltender to be drafted.

NHL Drafted Oil Kings Players

Year Player Position Round Overall Team

2009 Tomas Vincour RW 5 129 Dallas Stars

2010 Mark Pysyk D 1 23 Buffalo Sabres

2011 Keegan Lowe D 3 73 Carolina Hurricanes

2011 Travis Ewanyk C 3 74 Edmonton Oilers

2011 Michael St. Croix C 4 106 New York Rangers

2011 Laurent Brossoit G 6 164 Calgary Flames

2012 Griffin Reinhart D 1 4 New York Islanders

2012 Henrik Samuelsson C 1 27 Phoenix Coyotes

2012 Mitch Moroz LW 2 32 Edmonton Oilers

2013 Curtis Lazar C 1 17 Ottawa Senators

2013 Tristan Jarry G 2 44 Pittsburgh Penguins

2014 Brett Pollock LW 2 45 Dallas Stars

2014 Dysin Mayo D 5 133 Arizona Coyotes

2014 Brandon Baddock C 6 161 New Jersey Devils

2014 Aaron Irving D 6 162 Nashville Predators

2014 Edgars Kulda LW 7 193 Arizona Coyotes

2018 Trey Fix-Wolansky RW 7 204 Columbus Blue Jackets

2019 Matthew Robertson D 2 49 New Yrok Rangers

2020 Jake Neighbours LW 1 26 St. Louis Blues

2021 Dylan Guenther RW 1 9 Arizona Coyotes

2021 Sebastian Cossa G 1 15 Detroit Red Wings

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