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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

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Dec. 20th: "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."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Dec. 12th: "Is a big piece for his home club playing against men, which might suggest dominance at the WJC, but thatís easier said than done."

Sam Cosentino - SportsNet - Nov. 7th: "Adapting well at taking the same game he plays against his peer group and applying it in Finlandís top league. Handles and protects the puck well at top speed."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Nov. 6th: "Heís athletic and can handle the puck on his forehand and his backhand at top speed. He slows the game down to dictate tempo when he needs to and heís crafty. He also protects the puck well, is patient and can escape traffic with edge work when heís under pressure."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Nov. 5th: "Kaapo blends size, speed, finishing ability and terrific vision. Soft touch for a big man. Massive upside as a complete point-producing winger. Heíll be a front-line scoring threat for years to come."

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - Nov. 5th: "The top draft prospect from Finland is a low-maintenance playmaker who uses his size to his advantage."

Sam Cosentino - SportsNet - Oct. 2nd: "Thinks it well, enjoys controlling the pace of the game which he can do with size and good puck protection skills. Off to a great start in the Liiga. The next big thing from Finland in what has been an amazing run for the country since 2015."

Craig Button TSN - Aug. 14th: "High-end skill with the excellent sense that allows him to adapt to any linemate and any situation. He's unique in that he's a winger who can play centre."

Kaapo Kakko Videos

Kaapo Kakko | 2017-18 Highlights

Kaapo Kakko 2018 IIHF U18 Highlights



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