Detroit Red Wings address goaltending need by trading for Ville Husso from St. Louis Blues

Detroit Free Press

MONTREAL — Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman began Day 2 of the 2022 NHL draft by addressing an immediate need for goaltending, acquiring St. Louis Blues’ Ville Husso for a third-round pick, No. 73 overall.

The Red Wings then signed Husso for three years, $14.25 million, or a $4.75 million annual salary cap hit.

The Wings needed someone to fill out the tandem with Alex Nedeljkovic, who was acquired last offseason.

Husso, 27, has a 2.74 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 57 career NHL games.

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Husso, from Finland, was drafted in the fourth round, at No. 94, by the Blues in 2014. He made his NHL debut in 2020-21, playing 17 games, and appeared in 40 games last season.

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