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Kaapo Kakko Profile

Kaapo Kakko
Ht/Wt: 6' 2"/194 lbs
Position: RW
Team: TPS U20 (Jr A SM-Liiga)

Kaapo Kakko's Player Profile

Sam Conentino - SportsNetFeb. 13th: "Still the de facto No. 2, but the conversation will continue to open up as we move towards June."

Cam Robinson - Dobber ProspectsFeb. 6th: "Kakko blends size, speed, finishing ability and terrific vision. He doesnít blow you away with any one skill, but his arsenal of weapons come together to be extremely productive. Heís looking more and more comfortable in the middle of the ice as a 17-year-old in the Liiga. "

Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey NewsFeb. 1st: "Kakko played a meaty role and even elevated the play of older linemate Eeli Tolvanen. Kakko has the ability to play center, but he also showed in Vancouver that his combination of smarts, size and skill works pretty well on the wing anyway."

Steve Kournianos - Sporting NewsJan. 31st: "It's been Kakko's adult-level production as a teenager in the Finnish SM-Liiga that is reinforcing just how special a talent he already is. Big, strong, deceptively quick and blessed with exceptional vision and stickhandling."

Bob McKenzie - TSNJan. 24 th: "Kakko is 6-foot-2-1/4, 194 pounds and has an attractive blend of size, strength, speed and skill. Heís played well against men in Finlandís top league and while heís been mostly a winger, there are occasions when heís played centre. He was a driving force for the gold-medal winning Finns."

Hannah Stuart - theScoreJan. 9th: "Though he's still behind Hughes, there's a wide gap between Kakko and the next tier of prospects, and his advanced hockey sense is a big reason. Itís not the only reason, though, as he also brings an appealing combination of composure, high-end puck skills, and physicality."

Will - Scouching.caJan. 7th: "Kakko excels with the puck, just like Jack Hughes does, but his game is (in my opinion) much more suited to jump straight to the NHL today. He has a lot of strength with the puck and is able to work his way off of men twice his age to get to scoring areas. "

Kaapo Kakko Videos

Kaapo Kakko | 2017-18 Highlights

Kaapo Kakko 2018 IIHF U18 Highlights



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