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Oil Kings Sebastian Cossa drafted 15th overall by Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton, AB – The Detroit Red Wings selected Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Sebastian Cossa with their first-round selection, 15th overall, on the first day of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Cossa, 18, finished this past season with a record of 17-1-0-1 to go along with a 1.57 goals against average, .941 save percentage and four shutouts. He finished first amongst WHL goalies in goals against average, save percentage and shutouts. He was named the 2021 Oil Kings MVP and the WHL’s Central Division Goaltender of the Year.

In his career, the 6-foot-6, 203-pound netminder has appeared in 52 career games compiling a record of 38-7-2-2 with a 1.98 goals against average, .928 save percentage and eight shutouts. He ranked third all-time in shutouts (8) and fourth all-time in wins (38) amongst Oil Kings goalies.

The Fort McMurray native becomes the 21st Oil Kings player in modern franchise history to be selected in the NHL Draft, the seventh to be selected in the first round and third goaltender to be drafted.

With Cossa and teammate Dylan Guenther both being selected in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft, it marks just the second time in modern franchise history two Oil Kings were taken in the first round of the same draft.

NHL Drafted Oil Kings Players

Year Player Position Round Overall Team
2009 Tomas Vincour RW 5 129 Dallas Stars
2010 Mark Pysyk D 1 23 Buffalo Sabres
2011 Keegan Lowe D 3 73 Carolina Hurricanes
2011 Travis Ewanyk C 3 74 Edmonton Oilers
2011 Michael St. Croix C 4 106 New York Rangers
2011 Laurent Brossoit G 6 164 Calgary Flames
2012 Griffin Reinhart D 1 4 New York Islanders
2012 Henrik Samuelsson C 1 27 Phoenix Coyotes
2012 Mitch Moroz LW 2 32 Edmonton Oilers
2013 Curtis Lazar C 1 17 Ottawa Senators
2013 Tristan Jarry G 2 44 Pittsburgh Penguins
2014 Brett Pollock LW 2 45 Dallas Stars
2014 Dysin Mayo D 5 133 Arizona Coyotes
2014 Brandon Baddock C 6 161 New Jersey Devils
2014 Aaron Irving D 6 162 Nashville Predators
2014 Edgars Kulda LW 7 193 Arizona Coyotes
2018 Trey Fix-Wolansky RW 7 204 Columbus Blue Jackets
2019 Matthew Robertson D 2 49 New York Rangers
2020 Jake Neighbours LW 1 26 St. Louis Blues
2021 Dylan Guenther RW 1 9 Arizona Coyotes
2021 Sebastian Cossa G 1 15 Detroit Red Wings
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