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Kaapo Kakko
Born 13 February 2001 (2001-02-13) (age 20)
Turku, Finland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
Liiga team TPS
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2019
New York Rangers
Playing career 2017–present

Kaapo Kakko (born February 13, 2001) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with HC TPS of the Finnish Liiga.

Kakko was selected second overall by the New York Rangers in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career[]

On June 21, 2019, as the top ranked European skater heading into the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Kaapo was selected in the first-round, 2nd overall, by the New York Rangers.

Career Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2016–17 TPS Jr. A 7 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 1 0
2017–18 TPS Jr. A 38 25 30 55 16
2017–18 TPS Liiga 6 0 1 1 0
2018–19 TPS Liiga 45 22 16 38 10 5 4 1 5 6
Liiga totals 51 22 17 39 10 5 4 1 5 6

International[]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2018 Finland U18 Template:Goca 7 4 6 10 2
2019 Finland WJC Template:Goca 7 2 3 5 0
2019 Finland WC Template:Goca 10 6 1 7 0
Senior totals 10 6 1 7 0

International Play[]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Template:Country data FIN
World Championships
Gold 2019 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Gold 2019 Canada
World U18 Championships
Gold 2018 Russia

Kaapo scored the gold medal winning goal for team Finland in the 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships on January 5, 2019.

He is the youngest player in hockey history to win gold in all three IIHF world championship tournaments; World U18 Championships, World Junior Championships and World Championships.

Accolades[]

Award Year
Liiga
Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy (Liiga Rookie of the Year) 2019
President's Trophy (Most impressive player in Finnish ice hockey) 2019