What people are saying about potential Rangers pick Kaapo Kakko

NHL Central Scouting has announced that Kaapo Kakko is the top ranked European Skater for the 2019 NHL draft. Kaapo is listed at 6 ft 2, 194 lbs, models his game after Toronto’s Auston Matthews and is a fan of Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen and Buffalo’s Rasmus Ristolainen. Goran Stubb, the NHL’s director of European scouting said that “Kakko is a two-way player who is dangerous around the net and knows…

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Kaapo Kakko is pretty much the consensus for the Rangers at #2

The Rangers moved from sixth to the second overall pick in last night’s draft lottery. Craig Button of TSN says that the Rangers should select Kakko with the second overall pick and that he plays his game with “skill, power and will.” Button added, “he adds to a tremendous group of young players in their system with Vitali Kravtsov.” Sam Cosentino ranked Kakko first in his March rankings and noted…

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The Rangers will have the Second overall pick in 2019

The Rangers will have the Second Overall pick in 2019. The Rangers had the sixth best odds of winning the lottery and a 23% chance of picking in the top-3. Jeff Gorton said on NBCSN, “it certainly helps when you can move to the top-3, the Rangers have never been in the top-3, it’s exciting right now.” The Top-3 ranked North American skaters by Central Scouting are centers Jack Hughes,…

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