Ville Husso

Ville Husso

27-Year-Old GoalieG
Detroit Red Wings
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Husso was expected to serve as the backup to Jordan Binnington in St. Louis in 2021-22, but he played so well in his second NHL season -- 25-7-6 record, 2.56 GAA, .919 save percentage -- that he held onto the team's No. 1 job for a good chunk of the campaign. Set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer, Husso's rights were dealt to Detroit in July, and he ended up signing a three-year, $14.25 million contract with the team. That financial commitment should ensure that Husso opens the year as the starter for the Red Wings, making him a sneaky fantasy option considering all of the quality additions Detroit added to its roster this summer. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $14.25 million extension with the Red Wings in July of 2022.
Third win in last four starts
GDetroit Red Wings
January 26, 2023
Husso made 20 saves in a 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens on Thursday.
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The Habs' Laval Line of Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Michael Pezzetta and Alex Belzile tore him up all night -- they scored all three goals and collected four helpers. Husso has won two straight and three of his last four starts. He'll likely rest Friday when the Wings face off against the Isles in a back-to-back.
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Husso has been up and down since arriving stateside in the fall of 2016, spending time in both the AHL and ECHL. He finally got an extended run as Jordan Binnington's backup this past season with the Blues and the results weren't promising. Husso managed just a 3.21 GAA and an .893 save percentage in 17 games, despite a 9-6-1 record. Husso has one year remaining on his contract at just a $750,000 cap hit, so St. Louis will give him one more opportunity as Binnington's understudy before reassessing the situation next summer.
Husso spent the entirety of the 2019-20 season with AHL San Antonio, posting a 16-17-8 record while maintaining a 2.56 GAA and .909 save percentage through 42 appearances. The Blues clearly think the 25-year-old Finn is ready for a full-time NHL gig, as they traded Jake Allen to the Canadiens this offseason, paving the way for Husso to take over as Jordan Binnington's backup in 2020-21. Still, Husso has yet to play in an NHL contest, so St. Louis will almost certainly ride Binnington hard this year, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Husso struggle in his limited starts. He won't be worth a roster spot in standard fantasy formats.
Husso is well-regarded as the Blues' top goaltending prospect and the successor to Jake Allen. The 23-year-old excelled with AHL San Antonio last season, posting a .926 save percentage, 2.32 GAA and four shutouts. His impressive play earned him a spot on the AHL All-Rookie Team. Husso's workload was light, however, as he only played in 38 games because San Antonio was a shared affiliate (with Colorado), so the Blues couldn't control who was played. The team is now solely affiliated with St. Louis, which means Husso should get a full season as its starting goalie, making huge strides in his development. Husso is a player to watch in keeper leagues, as another solid minor-league season could vault him to the NHL sooner rather than later.
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Set to face Canadiens
GDetroit Red Wings
January 26, 2023
Husso is slated to start on the road against Montreal on Thursday, per Ansar Khan of MLive.com.
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Excellent in victory
GDetroit Red Wings
January 24, 2023
Husso stopped 28 of 30 shots, leading the Red Wings to a 3-2 overtime win over the Sharks on Tuesday.
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Guarding goal Tuesday
GDetroit Red Wings
January 23, 2023
Husso will patrol the home crease Tuesday against San Jose, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Tough loss to Flyers
GDetroit Red Wings
January 21, 2023
Husso made 23 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Flyers on Saturday.
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Set to face Flyers
GDetroit Red Wings
January 21, 2023
Husso was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Daniella Bruce of the Red Wings' official site reports, indicating he will start Saturday's home game against the Flyers.
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