NHL goalie carousel spins as Ville Husso and Vitek Vanecek traded
The NHL goalie carousel continues to spin with several trades that started with Alexandar Georgiev being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche for three draft picks on Thursday.
That was followed up with the Toronto Maple Leafs attaching a first-round pick to dump Petr Mrazek to the Chicago Blackhawks during the first-round of the draft.
On Friday, two other goalies were on the move just prior to the start of Day Two of the Draft.
Blues trade Ville Husso to Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings acquired goaltender Ville Husso from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a third-round pick (73rd overall) in Friday’s draft.
Husso, 27, was 25-7-6 with two shutouts, a 2.56 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 40 games (38 starts) with the Blues in 2021-22.
Soon after the deal, the Wings announced that Husso agreed to a three-year extension with the Red Wings with an average annual value of $4.75 million.
A fourth-round draft pick by St. Louis in 2014, the Finland native owns a 34-13-7 career record with three shutouts, a 2.74 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
Devils acquire Vitek Vanecek
The New Jersey Devils acquired goaltender Vitek Vanecek from the Washington Capitals on Friday. The Devils also received a second-round pick (46th overall) in Friday’s draft, with the Capitals receiving the 37th and 70th picks in exchange.
Vanecek, 26, was 20-12-6 with four shutouts, a 2.67 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in 42 games (39 starts) with Washington in 2021-22. He is a pending RFA with arbitration rights.
A second-round pick by the Capitals in 2014, the Czech Republic native owns a 41-22-10 career record with six shutouts, a 2.68 GAA and a .908 save percentage.
–Field Level Media contributed to this report