Kaapo Kakko RUMORS & NEWS

Kaapo Kakko

Position RW
Height 0'0"
Weight 190 lbs
Birthplace Turku, Finland
Current Team TPS
  • Kaapo Kakko Signs Entry-Level Contract

    Sporting News "New York is making it official. The Rangers on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on his entry-level contract. Kakko, a Finland native, was selected second overall in last month's draft behind Jack Hughes, who went to the Devils at No...." July 11

  • How Rangers, fans should manage Kaapo Kakko expectations

    New York Post "Kaapo Kakko went No. 2 in the 2019 NHL Draft and wears No. 24 on his back, but 18 is the number the Rangers and their delirious fan base should never forget. That is his age. By every account and through every eye test, the Blueshirts have themselves a special young man and..." June 22

  • Rangers select Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko No. 2 overall

    Sporting News "The Rangers knew they were going to get a good player at No. 2 no matter who the Devils selected ahead of them. And they got a stud winger in Kaapo Kakko after the Devils took United States National Team Development Program player Jack Hughes at No. 1. There was a debate as..." June 21

  • Jack Hughes sees self, Kakko being linked like Ovechkin, Crosby ahead of Draft

    NHL.com "Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, expected to be the first two picks in the 2019 NHL Draft, met off the ice for the first time Thursday. But Hughes knows it won't be the last time they're viewed together if the New Jersey Devils select him with the No. 1 pick and Kakko goes No. 2..." June 21

  • Kaapo Kakko is made for Rangers’ spotlight: ‘I think he’ll thrive’

    New York Post "To get to this point, of course there had to be passion. But the way Kaapo Kakko feels about hockey seems to go well beyond the regular definition. The 18-year-old Finnish winger is set to be one of the top two picks in the NHL draft Friday in Vancouver, either going to..." June 19

  • Kaapo Kakko Pulls Out Of Scouting Combine

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though he had previously been expected as part of the top group of prospects attending this week’s Scouting Combine in Buffalo, Kaapo Kakko will no longer be participating at all. No official reason was given for his absence, according to Adam Kimelman of NHL.com, but the..." May 28

  • 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


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