Kaapo Kakko RUMORS & NEWS

Kaapo Kakko

Position RW
Height 0'0"
Weight 190 lbs
Birthplace Turku, Finland
Current Team TPS
  • Kaapo Kakko has made his case to be top pick at 2019 NHL Draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the IIHF World Championship is a last-chance-hotel of sorts for a few lucky youngsters looking to lift their draft stock, Finland’s Kaapo Kakko certainly hasn’t checked out yet. If anything, he’s given the New Jersey Devils brass a headache leading up to the NHL..." May 22

  • Kaapo Kakko believes he can be No. 1 pick of 2019 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Kaapo Kakko is making his push to become the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Kakko, a right wing with TPS in Liiga, Finland's top professional league, has six goals in four games, tied for the lead at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Playing for Finland and against..." May 17

  • It was the Kaapo Kakko show vs. Canada at IIHF World Championship

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kaapo Kakko will likely wind up with the New York Rangers as the No. 2 overall pick in next month’s NHL Draft in Vancouver. On Friday, he showed why New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero should have second thoughts about going with Jack Hughes with the top..." May 10

  • Kakko will join Finland at World Championship

    The Score "Blue-chip prospect Kaapo Kakko will suit up for Finland at the 2019 IIHF World Championship beginning May 10 in Slovakia. Kakko is projected to be a top lottery pick at the 2019 NHL Draft in June along with Jack Hughes of the United States. Finland is scheduled to play the Americans..." May 06

  • Can Kaapo Kakko take the No. 1 spot from Jack Hughes?

    Sporting News "Draft pundits sure like to accentuate superlatives when it comes to describing a premier prospect, so don't be surprised if you see the same words used over and over again to detail the near-flawless game of 2019 draft stud Kaapo Kakko. A powerful Finnish winger with a natural goal..." April 26

  • NHL draft prospect Kaapo Kakko sets Finnish scoring record

    Sportsnet "Things are getting interesting at the top of the NHL Draft. Jack Hughes has long been the top prospect for the NHL’s 2019 draft and he hasn’t really played his way off that pedestal. Injuries caused him to miss part of the WJC and the entirety of the Five Nations Cup, two..." April 10

  • Who Is Kaapo Kakko?

    Forever Blueshirts "The draft lottery gave the team the best possible outcome with the second overall pick. There won’t be any debate on who will be the best player available. It will be either Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko, depending on who the New Jersey Devils select first overall. The consensus second..." April 10

  • Hughes, Kakko in tight race for top spot

    TSN "Appearances can be deceiving. Take for instance, TSN’s Top 15 2019 NHL Draft Rankings, the Lottery Edition. American Jack Hughes is the unanimous No. 1 pick. Ten out of 10 scouts surveyed by TSN this week — on the eve of next week’s (Tuesday, April 9) NHL..." April 04

  • World juniors hero Kakko sets Finnish league U18 goals record

    The Score "Kaapo Kakko is carving out quite a legacy for himself in his homeland. One of the top draft-eligible prospects in 2019, Kakko scored his 22nd goal of the season on Thursday, setting a new Liiga record for goals in a season by a player age 18 or younger. Kakko passed some..." March 14

  • NHL Draft Lottery to be held April 9

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2018-19 NHL regular season will come to a close in less than a month, and over the next few weeks the playoff hopes of many teams will fizzle out and their eyes will turn to the draft lottery in hopes of winning the chance to select either Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko. For the last..." March 14

2018-2019 NHL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Devils Jack Hughes US National U18
2 Rangers Kaapo Kakko TPS
3 Blackhawks Kirby Dach Saskatoon Blades
4 Avalanche* Vasili Podkolzin SKA-1946 St. Petersburg
5 Kings Dylan Cozens Lethbridge Hurricanes
6 Red Wings Bowen Byram Vancouver Giants
7 Sabres Philip Broberg AIK / Allsvenskan
8 Oilers Alex Turcotte University of Wisconsin
9 Ducks Matthew Boldy Boston College
10 Canucks Trevor Zegras US National U18


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