Red Wings Acquire Goaltender From Blues

The Red Wings have acquired Ville Husso from the Blues in exchange for the 73rd overall pick. Detroit has also immediately signed the 27-year-old netminder to a three-year, $14.25 million contract.

Husso was viewed as one of the top pending UFA goaltenders set to hit the market. As a result of this, several teams were linked to him. Yet, the Red Wings are now the lucky winners of the sweepstakes. Props to GM Steve Yzerman for locking up Husso so quickly.

Husso just put together a career year for the Blues at the perfect time. In 40 games, he sported an excellent 25-7-6 record to go along with a 2.56 GAA and .919 SV%. He will now be aiming to keep this kind of play up for the Red Wings from here.

Overall, this is a good move for Detroit. They now have a nice young tandem of Husso-Alex Nedeljkovic to run with. St. Louis, on the other hand, has landed a draft pick for a player who they were going to lose next week anyway. 

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