The 27-year-old netminder was a 4th round pick for St. Louis in 2014. Since then he’s been all over the hockey world — in Finland’s top league, the AHL, ECHL and NHL. He suited up for seven games in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues were eliminated by Colorado, who would go on to win the Stanley Cup.
Husso will sign an extension with Detroit. According to Elliotte Friedman, it’s a three-year deal:
Word is Husso and DET closing in on 3 year, $4.75M AAV contract— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 8, 2022
Husso will serve as a solid backup to Alex Nedeljkovic, or perhaps another 1A/1B situation. It only cost Detroit the 73rd pick in the Draft this year. It’s another example of Steve Yzerman’s ability to find valuable depth at a low-risk cost.
Here are Husso’s career stats from EliteProspects: