Blues sign promising Finnish goalie Ville Husso

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Big morning for signing goalie prospects, apparently.

Not to be outdone by the Panthers, the St. Louis Blues announced today that they’d signed 21-year-old Ville Husso to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Husso was drafted 94th overall in 2014, when he was considered by NHL Central Scouting to be the top European goalie available. (In fact, GM Doug Armstrong told In The Slot blog that it was “a little bit of a surprise” that Husso was still there when they took him.)

Husso has spent the past three seasons with HIFK Helsinki in Finland’s top league. He had a .927 save percentage in 39 games this past season, then helped his squad all the way to finals, where he had two shutouts in a six-game loss to Patrik Laine’s Tappara team.