Rangers Officially Sign Kaapo Kakko To Entry-Level Contract

Jake Brown
July 11, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Kaapo Kakko poses for a photo after being selected as the No. 2 overall pick to the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Kaapo Kakko is officially a New York Ranger. The Rangers announced Thursday that they signed their No. 2 overall pick to an entry-level contract.

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The 18-year-old forward is expected to compete for minutes right off the jump in his rookie season. 

Kakko skated in 45 games with TPS of Liiga (Finnish Elite League) last season. He scored 22 goals and had 16 assists for 38 points. His 22 goals were the most ever for an under 18 player in the history of Finland's top league.