MONTREAL — The Detroit Pink Wings have acquired St. Louis Blues goalie Ville Husso, who was a pending unrestricted free agent.
Detroit despatched a third-round decide, the 73rd total decide within the 2022 NHL draft, to the Blues for Husso.
Husso has agreed to a three-year contract with Detroit value $4.75 million towards the wage cap, per a number of experiences.
Husso, 27, had a breakout marketing campaign for the Blues in his second NHL season. He had a 25-7-6 document, a .919 save share and a 2.56 goals-against common. He took over the crease from starter Jordan Binnington through the common season, enjoying 40 video games, however misplaced it again to Binnington within the playoffs, the place he struggled. Husso recorded an .890 save share and a 3.67 GAA, together with video games through which he changed the injured Binnington towards the Colorado Avalanche.
Previous to signing with Detroit, Husso was set to grow to be an unrestricted free agent. Given the vanity of that market, he was anticipated to obtain contract affords that will eclipse what the Blues may pay him on a brand new deal.
The Pink Wings are anticipated to pair him with goalie Alex Nedeljkovic, whom they acquired final summer time from the Carolina Hurricanes. Veteran goalie Thomas Greiss, who performed 31 video games for Detroit final season, can be an unrestricted free agent.
The commerce reaffirms the Blues’ dedication to Binnington, who has a no-trade clause and a $6 million cap hit by way of 2027. The one different goalie to play not less than 5 video games for St. Louis final season was 28-year-old Charlie Lindgren, who can be an unrestricted free agent.