Future Watch: Ville Husso Rookie Hockey Cards – Blues – Ville Husso was drafted by the St. Louis Blues with the 94th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. At 6-3, 205, this netminder has been playing overseas since he was 13. Now 23, he’s starting to move up the Blues depth chart.
Husso has played in a lot of games overseas in Finland. That’s a very competitive league so staying there instead of coming over sooner wasn’t a mistake.
In 2016-17, the Finnish backstop joined the Chicago Wolves. He had to get used to North American ice for a full season and he played in 22 regular season games in the AHL and 13 in the ECHL. His regular season save percentage was .920 for Chicago. St. Louis had a few other goalie prospects, so they wanted him to play games wherever he could get them.
In 2017-18, Husso played in 38 games for the San Antonio Rampage. His 2.42 GAA and .922 save percentage with four shutouts showed he had a great season. His team didn’t make the playoffs.
On March 12th Husso was recalled to St. Louis for emergency conditions. He dressed, didn’t play, but as the rules state for goaltenders, he got his first trading card. He was called up again in April.
Here’s a look at him in action:
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