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