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Technically sound goaltender with great size for the position. Legitimate NHL starter potential.


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September 2023 – The 6-6 netminder had a very disappointing showing at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament. The former first-round pick struggled against the Dallas Stars as he allowed two goals on 16 shots and then proceeded to give up six goals on 21 shots facing the Columbus Blue Jackets in the following game over the weekend. To finish off the tourney, the highly touted Wings prospect was shelled for five goals on 17 shots against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Overall, he registered a 9.19 GAA and a .759 SV%. This has to be somewhat concerning for GM Steve Yzerman and this staff as Cossa is projected to make the leap to Grand Rapids with the Griffins of the AHL this upcoming season. Thankfully, it was just a two game early sample size. He will have a chance to improve his standing at training camp and is still worth owning in most dynasty league formats, but he is someone to keep an eye on now that  second-round pick Trey Augustine is in the system. Evan Sabourin


August 2023 – The Wings top goaltending prospect will likely take the reins this season in the AHL with Grand Rapids. Cossa will get the majority of starts with the Griffins moving forward after a successful season with the Toledo Walleye (ECHL). The 6-6 goaltender had a rough start in 2022-2023, seeing three games in Grand Rapids before being demoted to Toledo. Cossa went 26-16-1 in 46 games with the Walleye posting a 2.56 GAA and a .913 SV%.  He then turned it up a notch in the playoffs with a 7-2 record and a 2.32 GAA and a .917 SV%. Cossa has the size and athletic ability that made him the first goaltender taken in the 2021 draft. All eyes will be on the 20-year-old prospect as he projects to be the goaltender of the future in Motown. He is a must own in all dynasty league formats. Stay tuned. Evan Sabourin


July 2021 – Cossa was selected in the first round, 15th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard


February 2021 – Cossa had a fantastic rookie season in the WHL, sporting a 2.23 GAA and .921 SV% in 33 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings. He has yet to play a game in his draft season as the WHL is still on hold due to the pandemic but he will be in line for as big a  workload as he can get in a 24 game season, once they get their campaign underway.

Standing at 6-6 and weighing 212 pounds, the Alberta native possesses the combination of size and athletic ability that NHL teams covet in the goaltending position. He has good fundamentals and uses his big body to square up to shooters, cutting down angles while being agile enough to get across his crease quickly. His height is an advantage when it comes to tracking pucks through traffic and his rebound control is quite good for a young goaltender as well. Cossa’s potential might not be on quite the same level as some of the recent highly drafted goaltending prospects but he isn’t far behind and the physical traits along with his athleticism might just be enough to make an NHL team take a swing on him towards the end of the first round. Nick Richard

Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 21, 2002
Height 6‘6”
Weight 210 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 1; Overall: 15


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2015-2016 Fort McMurray Oil Barons U15 AANAHL U1514 2.60 .926|      
 2016-2017 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U15 AAAAEHL U1519 1.80 .934|Playoffs12 2.36 .924
  Team Northeast Alberta Cup3 1.62 .930|      
 2017-2018 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U18 AAAAEHL U1819 3.37 .915|Playoffs7 2.28 .943
  Team Alberta WHL Cup3 3.15 .882|      
 2018-2019 Team White U17-Dev- - -|      
  Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U18 AAAAEHL U1813 3.01 .919|Playoffs8 2.03 .938
  Canada White U17WHC-172 3.03 .895|      
 2019-2020 Edmonton Oil KingsWHL33 2.23 .921|      
 2020-2021 Edmonton Oil KingsWHL19 1.57 .941|      
 2021-2022 Edmonton Oil KingsWHL46 2.28 .913|Playoffs19 1.93 .919
  Edmonton Oil KingsM-Cup3 3.25 .908|      
  Canada U20 WJC-20 Cancelled0 - -|      
  Canada U20WJC-201 2.00 .917|      
 2022-2023 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL3 5.57 .783|      
  Toledo WalleyeECHL46 2.56 .913|Playoffs7 2.32 .917
 2023-2024 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL- - -|