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Jesperi Kotkaniemi Profile

Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Ht/Wt: 6' 2"/188 lbs
Position: C
Team: Ässät (FIN)

Jesperi Kotkaniemi's Player Profile

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - April 30: "Kotkaniemi played regular minutes in Liiga and won't turn 18 until July 6. He's used in the middle and on the wing, and kills penalties, which speaks to his high hockey IQ."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - April 30: "Kotkaniemi, who compares his style of play to Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, is a playmaker with strong hockey sense, a good compete level, a quick shot, and a nose for the net."

Craig Button - TSN - April 28: "He plays the game in a similar fashion to Anze Kopitar and to Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews."

Sam Cosentino - SportsNet - April 28: " Has been on an upward trend dating back to the Ivan Hlinka tournament last August. Displays some heaviness in his game."

Steve Kournianos - SportingNews/The Draft Analys - April 28: "Like his countryman Kupari, Kotkaniemi spent his draft year playing in Finland's top circuit. Only difference is Kotkaniemi significantly out-produced him. He's a mature playmaker with world-class vision, but his first-step quickness at this stage of his development is average."

Cam Robinson - DobberProspects - April 26: "Great puck skills and finishing ability, but skating still a work in progress. Offers an awkward stride that doesn’t generate a ton of top-end power. That hasn’t stopped him from putting up more than respectable numbers Liiga though, albeit from the wing."

Jesperi Kotkaniemi Videos

Jesperi Kotkaniemi 2017-2018 Liiga Highlights

Jesperi Kotkaniemi - U18 Five Nations 2018 Highlights

2-Way Man: Jesperi Kotkaniemi Extended 2017-18 Highlights

The Draft Analyst: Jesperi Kotkaniemi Highlights

Jesperi Kotkaniemi - [HIGHLIGHTS]

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