As part of their trade with the St. Louis Blues in return for a 2022 third-round draught pick, the Detroit Red Wings acquired goaltender Ville Husso from the Blues on Friday morning.
Frank Seravalli stated that the Red Wings had signed Husso to a three-year contract extension worth $4.75 million per year shortly after the deal was revealed. On July 13, Husso was poised to become an unrestricted free agent.
As a fourth-round selection pick from the Blues’ 2014 NHL entry in 2021, Husso had an unexpected breakout season. This season, he has a.919 save percentage in 40 games, making his NHL debut in 2021.
Husso and Alex Nedeljkovic, who the Red Wings acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in a trade last summer, will now form a goalie duo for the team going forward. When the team signed Thomas Greiss to a two-year contract in the summer of 2020, he was a free agent at the end of it.
The Red Wings have acquired goaltender Ville Husso from the Blues for the 73rd-overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Husso, a pending unrestrictred free agent, is closing in on a three-year contract with Detroit worth $4.75 million a year. https://t.co/GoVSH09Nnk
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 8, 2022
With Jordan Binnington having just signed a six-year contract for $36 million to be the Blue’s starting goalkeeper, it’s understandable that the team didn’t go all-in on Husso’s breakout season.
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