The players that Kaapo Kakko is compared to

In describing his game, Kaapo Kakko said that his style is similar to Toronto’s Auston Matthews and that Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen “is someone that I look up to and try to copy some of his moves.” (2019 Hockey News Draft Preview issue) Kakko dismisses comparisons to fellow Finn Patrick Laine and notes that he plays more like Rantanen, “I’ve scored goals, but my goals come from closer range.” (2019 Hockey…

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Rangers will almost certainly hold onto #2 pick

Jeff Gorton told NHL.com  that while it’s his job to listen when teams call, “it’s far to say” that the Rangers will hold on to the second pick. (NHL.com) Gorton said “we know we’re going to get a pretty good player” and that “the opportunity to get a franchise player, it’s hard to do.” (NHL.com) The Rangers are expected to draft either Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko with the second…

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(Watch) Kaapo Kakko’s “spectacular” goal for Finland against Denmark

🇫🇮's Kaapo Kakko powers down the right side and scores a beauty from the goal line for his 6th goal of the #IIHFWorlds! pic.twitter.com/rx6KxdneDZ — TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 16, 2019 Gord Miller, on TSN, called it “spectacular.” Ray Ferraro, on TSN, said “we’ve talked about this with Kakko a couple of times, he doesn’t score goals with just speed, doesn’t score with just power or his shot, it’s a bit…

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The latest talk on Jack Hughes/Kaapo Kakko and who could go #1

5/16/19 | In a video released by the Devils, two of their scouts said of Kakko: In ranking European player, “Obviously number one is Kakko. He’s a man already, every new stage he has entered he has been the best player.” “The best he played was in the playoffs and the other team said that their goal was to slow down an 18-year old kid. He knows he is good…

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Watch: Kaapo Kakko’s Hat Trick on Saturday

Kaapo Kakko has scored twice on Saturday to bring his goal total to four through two games at the World Championships. Kakko is expected to be the Rangers selection at #2 overall in the draft. First Goal: View this post on Instagram This Kaapo Kakko kid can play 👀😧. . BANG!!!!!!!!!! 🚨🚨🚨🚨 A post shared by TSN (@tsn_official) on May 11, 2019 at 12:12pm PDT Second Goal: View this post…

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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. 🇫🇮 SCORES! Kaapa Kakko opens the scoring for Finland by beating Matt Murray on a breakaway. #IIHFWorlds 🇫🇮 pic.twitter.com/a2FUaVOHMP — TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 10, 2019 Dave Reid said on TSN before the game that Kaako will be relied on by Finland and…

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