Jesperi Kotkaniemi

#82 C / Carolina Hurricanes / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 201 lb Age: 21 College: None

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    Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Spoils Holtby's shutout bid

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored a goal on two shots, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Stars.Kotkaniemi prevented Braden Holtby from dialing up a shutout on the Carolina Hurricanes with his tally at 16:27 of the third period. The 21-year-old Kotkaniemi has looked more comfortable since returning to center, racking up four of his six goals this year in the last six games. The Finnish forward has eight points, 25 shots, a plus-1 rating and 23 hits through 21 appearances.

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    Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Two-point effort Friday

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Flyers.Both points came in the second period, as the Carolina Hurricanes pulled away after falling behind 3-2. Kotkaniemi had only one point (a goal) in his prior 11 games, and so far the $6.1 million offer sheet Carolina gave the 21-year-old to steal him away from Montreal is looking like a poor investment, as he has just four goals and six points through 19 contests for his new club.

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    Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Ice time on decline

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi skated a season low 9:51 in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues.After scoring a respectable three points in his first seven games, Kotkaniemi is now riding a six-game pointless skid, and his ice time has declined accordingly. He's still got a ton of upside if he can somehow rediscover his scoring touch, so keep him on your fantasy bench for now.

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    Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Notches PP helper Saturday

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi registered a point for the second consecutive game in Saturday's 5-1 win over Columbus, assisting on a power-play goal by Jordan Staal.After a slow start in his first two games as a Hurricane, Kotkaniemi appears to be heating up. His ice time against the Blue Jackets was a season-high 13:32, including a healthy 3:19 on the power play. He's currently playing on the Canes' top line alongside Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen, which sounds to us like a terrific recipe for continued offensive success.

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    Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Offer sheet not matched

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi will suit up for the Carolina Hurricanes next season, as the Canadiens elected Saturday not to match Carolina's offer sheet.The Canadiens were unwilling to pay the 21-year-old $6.1 million next season, so they'll receive the Hurricanes' first- and third-round picks in the 2022 draft as compensation. Kotkaniemi is considered a talented young center, but the price tag is quite a high one for a player who managed a modest five goals and 15 assists in 56 games last season.

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    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Receives offer sheet from Carolina

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi was tendered an offer sheet by the Hurricanes on Saturday. Montreal now has seven days to match the proposal, which is a one-year, $6.1 million deal. If the Montreal Canadiens don't match that offer, they will receive a 2022 first-round pick and a 2022 third-round pick from Carolina.Many believe this is a payback move for the Hurricanes, who undoubtedly haven't forgotten about the stunt Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin pulled when he tendered Sebastian Aho an offer sheet in August of 2019. Kotkaniemi is an up-and-coming player, but $6.1 million is a clear overpay for the 21-year-old pivot, even on a one-year deal. The 2018 first-round pick tallied five goals and 20 points while averaging 14:48 of ice time through 56 regular-season games last season.

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    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Set to sit as healthy scratch

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi is slated to sit as a healthy scratch for Monday's must-win Game 4 versus the Lightning, John Lu of reports.Kotkaniemi logged just 11:38 of ice time in Friday's Game 3 loss after averaging 14:09 through the first two games of the series, so the writing was on the wall to an extent in regards to his status for Monday's must-win contest. If the Montreal Canadiens are unable to stave off elimination, Kotkaniemi will finish the season having picked up 20 points through 56 games.

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    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Logs assist in Game 1 loss

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi had an assist, three hits and two PIM in Monday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.Kotkaniemi provided good support on a Montreal foray, digging out a loose puck along the boards and feeding Ben Chiarot for the Montreal Canadiens' lone goal. It was Kotkaniemi's fourth point in the last six playoff contests.

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    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Assist in tough loss

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi provided an assist and two penalty minutes in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.The 20-year-old forward passed the puck to Ben Chiarot late in the 2nd period, who's point shot found it's way through several Tampa players to give the Habs life. Outside of the assist, Kotkaniemi was very much a non-factor in this game, registering no shots on goal and playing just 12:49 in the contest. The Finnish center has eight points in 17 games this postseason and will look to help his team get back on track in Wednesday night's Game 2 in Tampa Bay.

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    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Cleans up rebound

    Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored a goal and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 5.Josh Anderson got off a shot on Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period, which generated a juicy rebound for Kotkaniemi to bury. The 20-year-old Finn is up to five goals, two assists, 22 shots on net, 29 hits and a minus-3 rating through 15 playoff contests. He's picked up three points in the last four games, but his scoring output is likely to be limited in a bottom-six role.

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