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Kalle Kossila
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Born 14 April 1993 (1993-04-14) (age 26)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Anaheim Ducks
San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Playing career 2016–present

Kalle Kossila (born April 14, 1993) is a French-born Finnish professional ice hockey forward who is is currently playing for the San Diego Gulls in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Kalle first played junior hockey in his homeland of Finland, with professional clubs, Jokerit and Espoo Blues before moving to North America to play collegiate hockey on a scholarship with St. Cloud State University of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

With strong offensive instinct's and top-level speed, Kalle proved as a scoring forward at the collegiate level with the Huskies. His scholastic ability within college was noted at the conclusion of the 2014–15 season as he was awarded the NCHC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

In Kalle's senior year with the Huskies in 2015–16, he led the team and co-led the NCHC in scoring (alongside Brock Boeser) with 54 points in 41 games in helping St. Cloud capture the Frozen Faceoff championship.

Kossila completed his collegiate career, ranking second all-time with 105 assists and sixth in points with 153 in 157 games for St. Cloud State.

On March 31, 2016, as an undrafted free agent, Kalle agreed to a two-year entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks. He immediately joined AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls on an amateur try-out basis and made his professional debut in finishing the regular season with 2 goals & 4 points in 6 games.

In his first full professional season and after attending the Ducks training camp, Kossila was assigned to begin the 2016–17 season with the Gulls.

Assuming a top-line role within San Diego, Kalle was amongst the club's leaders in offensive totals before he received his first recall to the Anaheim Ducks on January 25, 2017. He made his NHL debut later that night in a 4–0 defeat to the Edmonton Oilers.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Espoo Blues Jr. A 30 8 11 19 6 12 3 5 8 0
2011–12 Espoo Blues Jr. A 32 20 37 57 22 4 1 1 2 0
2012–13 St. Cloud State WCHA 39 15 18 33 12
2013–14 St. Cloud State NCHC 38 13 27 40 16
2014–15 St. Cloud State NCHC 39 6 20 26 29
2015–16 St. Cloud State NCHC 41 14 40 54 14
2015–16 San Diego Gulls AHL 6 2 2 4 0 7 2 0 2 2
2016–17 San Diego Gulls AHL 65 14 34 48 8 10 2 4 6 2
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
College
NCHC Scholar Athlete of the Year 2015
NCHC Second All-Conference Team 2016
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