Kaapo Kakko

Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko scores the game-winning goal past Penguins goaltender Matt Murray during overtime on Nov. 12, 2019, at Madison Square Garden.
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Sean Hartnett
November 13, 2019 - 11:52 am
If you split Kaapo Kakko’s season into two halves, the numbers tell a story. The 18-year-old Finn’s first eight NHL games were a learning process. Click to read.
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From left, Kappa Kakko and Jack Hughes
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Associated Press
October 16, 2019 - 8:54 am
Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favorites all along to be the top two picks in this year's NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offense in the opening weeks of the season. Click to read.
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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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Alex Greenberg
September 09, 2019 - 6:48 pm
The NHL season is still just under a month away from starting, but Kaapo Kakko is already looking really good. Click to read.
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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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Jake Brown
July 11, 2019 - 2:27 pm
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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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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Sean Hartnett
June 22, 2019 - 8:53 am
The label of franchise player is sometimes thrown around lightly, but the Rangers undoubtedly have one in Kaapo Kakko. If the Devils surprised very few by drafting American center Jack Hughes first overall, then the Rangers’ selection of Kakko at second overall was an absolute no-brainer. Click to...
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KOSICE, SLOVAKIA - MAY 19: Kaapo Kakko #24 of Finland skates against France during the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia group A game between France and Finland at Steel Arena on May 19, 2019 in Kosice, Slovakia.
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WFAN.com
June 21, 2019 - 7:41 pm
The New York Rangers selected Kaapo Kakko with the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver. Kakko, the first international player selected in the draft, was taken only behind Jack Hughes (New Jersey).
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Kaapo Kakko of Finland celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the United States in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Jan. 5, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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June 20, 2019 - 8:36 pm
While he spoke quietly and did the best he could to answer in English, Kaapo Kakko was prepared for the attention that came his way when all of the top NHL draft prospects gathered together on a boat sitting dockside in Vancouver Harbor. Click to read.
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Kaapo Kakko of Finland celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the United States in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Jan. 5, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Sean Hartnett
June 07, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Only 14 days stand between now and the opening round of the 2019 NHL Draft. The consensus opinion among experts is that the Devils will select American center Jack Hughes first overall, leaving the Rangers to select Finnish wing Kaapo Kakko. Click to read.
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Kaapo Kakko of Finland celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the United States in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Jan. 5, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Sean Hartnett
May 14, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Monday’s IIHF World Championship preliminary round meeting between the United States and Finland offered Rangers and Devils fans a glimpse of expected No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko.
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Kaapo Kakko of Finland celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the United States in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Jan. 5, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Sean Hartnett
April 10, 2019 - 10:17 am
After witnessing another teardown season and playoffless spring, Rangers fans had reason to celebrate after the 2019 NHL draft lottery landed the Blueshirts at second overall. Click to read.
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