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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
25-10-4 54
25-8-2 52
23-10-5 51
21-9-9 51
17-18-1 35
14-18-5 33
13-18-7 33
12-13-6 30

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 9 16 0 12:22 10

Top Jesperi Kotkaniemi News

  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Extends point streak to six games

    Kotkaniemi notched an assist, two hits and two PIM in Friday's 6-3 win over the Flames.

    Kotkaniemi set up Brady Skjei's insurance tally in the third period. The assist extended Kotkaniemi's point streak to six games, during which he has one goal and seven helpers. The Finn probably still needs to prove himself a bit more on offense, as he's yet to be much of a consistent scorer in his career. This season, he's at seven tallies, nine assists, 43 shots on net and 42 hits in 32 contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Keeps point streak alive

    Kotkaniemi had a pair of assists in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Canadiens, extending his current point streak to four games.

    After a dismal start to the season (three points in his first 15 games), Kotkaniemi seems to have finally found his stride and has been much more consistent of late, with 12 points in his last 15 contests. Feel free to grab him off your league's waiver wire if he's still available.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Three-game point streak

    Kotkaniemi had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Kings.

    Kotkaniemi buried a rebound just 37 seconds into the game after Jonathan Quick couldn't secure the puck under this left pad. The assist came on the power play in the second period. Kotkaniemi is riding a three-game, five-point streak that includes four helpers.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Draws assist Sunday

    Kotkaniemi recorded an assist in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Canucks.

    Kotkaniemi snapped a five-game point drought with the helper on Martin Necas' goal in the third period. Through 27 games, Kotkaniemi has six goals, three helpers, 31 shots on net and 31 hits in his first year with the Hurricanes. While he saw 17:22 of ice time Sunday, it was the first game this year in which he topped even 15 minutes, likely as a result of Sebastian Aho's (illness) absence.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Spoils Holtby's shutout bid

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    Kotkaniemi will suit up for the 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

    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 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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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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  • Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Assists in consecutive games

    Kotkaniemi produced an assist, four PIM, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 3.

    Kotkaniemi collected a loose puck in the neutral zone and attempted a pass to Josh Anderson. It bounced off of Anderson and dropped to Paul Byron, who set up Anderson for the game-winning goal in overtime. Kotkaniemi has picked up a helper in each of the last two games, and he's up to six points through 13 playoff contests. He's added 12 PIM, 20 shots on net and 26 hits in a third-line role.

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  • Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Slings helper

    Kotkaniemi registered an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights in Game 2.

    The Finn snapped a four-game point drought when he set up Paul Byron's second-period tally. Kotkaniemi has added four goals, 20 shots on net, 23 hits and a minus-4 rating through 12 playoff contests. He's likely to remain in a third-line role, although his role on the second power-play unit could give him a slightly higher scoring ceiling than that of a typical bottom-six forward.

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  • Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Goal in Game 1 win

    Kotkaniemi scored a goal in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Jets in Game 1.

    Since starting the playoffs as a healthy scratch in Game 1 against Toronto, the 20-year-old has now scored four goals in seven games despite averaging only 13:12 of ice time during that span. Kotkaniemi makes for an interesting DFS value play as long as his salary remains manageable.

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  • Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Overtime hero Saturday

    Kotkaniemi scored the game-winning goal and fired four shots on net in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs in Game 6.

    The Canadiens spent a lot of overtime weathering a storm from the Maple Leafs. A Travis Dermott turnover allowed Paul Byron to set up Kotkaniemi for the winning tally at 15:15 of the extra session. The Finnish center has scored in consecutive games, and he's posted three goals in five playoff appearances. He remained in the lineup with Jake Evans (undisclosed) returning for Saturday's Game 6 -- Tomas Tatar was instead scratched.

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  • Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Deposits goal in Game 5

    Kotkaniemi scored a goal and logged three hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs in Game 5.

    Kotkaniemi stole the puck behind the net and swatted it past Leafs goalie Jack Campbell at 4:52 of the second period. The 20-year-old Kotkaniemi has two goals in four games since he replaced Jake Evans in the lineup. The Finn has added six shots on net, eight hits and four PIM in that span to provide a non-scoring boost for fantasy managers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 201 lbs
Birthplace: Pori, Finland
Age: 21
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left