Kaapo Kakko

The goal that Kaapo Kakko scored against Canada

Potential Rangers dradt pick Kaapo Kakko scored on a breakaway against Canada in the first period of the first game of the World Hockey Championships against Matt Murray.

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Dave Reid said on TSN before the game that Kaako will be relied on by Finland and that he is a “big strong winger that can put points on the board.”

Kakko added an empty-net goal to make it 3-1 Finland and he was named Finland’s Player of the Game.

Kakko has six shots and played 15:13 in the win over Canada.

Darren Dreger said of Kakko, “he wasn’t intimidated at all, he played like an NHL star and such a high level of confidence.”