Red Wings acquire Ville Husso from Blues for 3rd round pick
Steve Yzerman makes another low-risk move to add valuable depth.
Steve Yzerman started day two of the NHL Draft by checking off a major box in his offseason agenda. The Red Wings are trading their 3rd round pick to St. Louis for goaltender Ville Husso:
UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today acquired goaltender Villie Husso from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a third round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. pic.twitter.com/Ff0dGi393z— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 8, 2022
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: