Ville Husso happy to join ‘historic’ Red Wings

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The Detroit Red Wings picked up a major asset earlier this week with the acquisition of goaltender Ville Husso from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick; they subsequently signed him to a three-year contract extension.

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He arrives in Detroit with a total record of 53-34-13-7 with a 2.74 goals-against average, .912 save percentage, and three shutouts. However, last season was a coming-out party of sorts for Husso, as he largely spent the campaign as the Blues starter. He went 38-25-7 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

He’ll be teaming up with fellow goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic in the Detroit crease, and he alluded to his partnership with former Blues teammate Jordan Binnington for future success with Detroit.

“It’s always nice to have good guy or goalie partner with you,” Husso said. “Me and (Jordan) Binnington were pushing each other every day (in St. Louis). That’s one thing I learned from him. With Alex I want to do the same thing, push each other every day in practices and games to get better every day.

“I feel like these days in hockey, you need to have two good goalies on the team. I think we’ll be a good goalie duo.”

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“I’m very happy to join the Detroit Red Wings, a historic team, 11 Stanley Cups,” Husso continued.

Husso already has several former Blues teammates to suit up with in Detroit now, including the likes of Robby Fabbri, Oskar Sundqvist, and Jake Wallman. And based on everything they’ve told Husso about the Motor City so far, he’s going to enjoy his time here.

“They (three former teammates) said good things about Detroit and the fans and everything. I’m looking forward to that,” Husso said. “I’m a pretty easygoing guy, so hopefully all the guys like me, and I think it will be fine.”

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Posted by Michael Whitaker
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