Wild's Kaapo Kahkonen: Inks entry-level deal

Kahkonen signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Wild on Wednesday.

Kahkonen spent the 2017-18 campaign with Lukko Rauma of the SM-liiga, compiling a 20-23-12 record while posting a respectable 2.20 GAA and .920 save percentage in 56 appearances. The 2014 fourth-round pick will likely spend the entirety of next season continuing his development in the minors, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him get a chance to start his NHL career as one of Minnesota's backup netminders in 2019-20.

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