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Top Jesperi Kotkaniemi News

  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Scores twice in victory over Devils

    Kotkaniemi tallied two goals in a 6-1 victory over New Jersey in Game 2 on Friday.

    Kotkaniemi supplied a pair of markers in the span of just 2:23 early in the second period to put Carolina up 2-0. He has three goals and four points in eight playoff contests this year, with all of those offensive contributions coming over his last four outings. During the regular season, Kotkaniemi collected 18 goals and 43 points in 82 appearances.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Two points in win over Wings

    Kotkaniemi picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Detroit.

    After setting up Stefan Noesen to open the scoring early in the first period, Kotkaniemi closed things out with an empty-netter. The 22-year-old has put together the best season of his career, but he's accelerated his scoring pace over the final month, collecting five goals and 12 points over the last 16 games.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Scores two points in win

    Kotkaniemi scored a goal and an assist on two shots, helping the Hurricanes to a 3-2 overtime win over the Senators on Tuesday.

    Kotkaniemi opened the scoring Tuesday, tipping home a shot by Brady Skjei to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead. The Finnish forward also added an assist on Brady Skjei's power-play goal. This performance gives him points in back-to-back games with three points in that span. On the season, Kotkaniemi has 15 goals and 37 points in 76 games.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Closing in on 40-point plateau

    Kotkaniemi registered an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs, his sixth point in his last six games.

    Already sitting with a career-high 36 points (14G, 22A), Kotkaniemi could crack the 40-point mark for the first time with a strong push down the stretch. The 22-year-old Finn has really benefited this year from a move up the Canes' depth chart, currently anchoring the team's second line in between Seth Jarvis and Stefan Noesen.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Three-point effort Tuesday

    Kotkaniemi scored two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Jets.

    The 22-year-old has flashed his upside with five-point and three-point performances already in March, but he has zero points in the other six games on the month. Kotkaniemi seems locked into a top-six role with Andrei Svechnikov (knee) done for the year. but until he shows more consistency his main fantasy utility will come in DFS tournaments.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Steps up with five points Sunday

    Kotkaniemi provided a goal and four assists in the Hurricanes' 6-0 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

    Kotkaniemi's marker and three of his assists were recorded while the Hurricanes had the man advantage. He's up to 12 goals and 30 points in 61 contests in 2022-23, including 10 power-play points. Kotkaniemi was quiet offensively over his previous five appearances, contributing one goal without an assist over that span. The 22-year-old is closing in on his career high of 34 points, which was set in 2018-19 over 79 contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Starting to warm up

    Kotkaniemi scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-1 win over Washington in the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series on Saturday.

    He and linemates Martin Necas and Teuvo Teravainen combined for seven points (three goals, four assists). Kotkaniemi only has 22 points this season, but seems to be heating up a bit with seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last six games.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Scores in loss to Rangers

    Kotkaniemi found the back of the net in a 6-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

    Kotkaniemi scored at 9:43 of the second period to provide Carolina with a 2-1 edge. He has eight goals and 21 points in 52 games in 2022-23. Kotkaniemi has recorded at least a point in each of his last three games and four of his last five contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Supplies two helpers Wednesday

    Kotkaniemi registered two assists in Carolina's 5-1 victory over the Sabres on Wednesday.

    Kotkaniemi has seven goals and 20 points in 51 games in 2022-23. He was held off the scoresheet for five straight contests from Jan. 14-25, but since then he's registered four assists over four games. Kotkaniemi's offensive pace is a bit below 2021-22, when the 22-year-old finished with 12 goals and 29 points in 66 contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Grabs two assists in win

    Kotkaniemi provided a pair of helpers in Thursday's 6-2 win over Columbus.

    Kotkaniemi assisted on Brett Pesce's opening tally in the first period before setting up Seth Jarvis in the third. Kotkaniemi has been fairly productive of late with six points (two goals, four assists) in his last seven contests. The 22-year-old forward is limited to a bottom-six role, but his production is boosted on the power play, where he's averaged 2:00. Kotkaniemi now has seven goals and nine assists through 42 games.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Earns pair of points in win

    Kotkaniemi scored a goal on four shots and added a power-play assist in Friday's 4-0 win over the Panthers.

    This was Kotkaniemi's first multi-point effort of the season. He's gotten steadier on offense lately with three goals and two assists over his last five contests. The 22-year-old forward is up to six tallies, 12 points (five on the power play), 55 shots on net, 45 hits, 26 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 36 appearances. Despite the improved offense, he remains in a bottom-six role.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Scores goal in victory Tuesday

    Kotkaniemi netted a goal in Carolina's 4-1 win against New Jersey on Tuesday.

    Kotkaniemi's marker came just 20 seconds into the game. He has four goals and eight points in 32 contests this season. The 22-year-old had been held off the scoresheet in his previous three games.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Gets helper on winning tally

    Kotkaniemi was credited with an assist during a 1-0 victory over the host Red Wings on Tuesday.

    Kotkaniemi started Tuesday as the second-line center and earned the secondary helper on Brady Skjei's game-winning tally. The 2018 third-overall draft pick has 98 career points in 265 games. With Sebastian Aho and Jesper Fast sidelined, Kotkaniemi earned a point in back-to-back games for the second time this season but did not produce a shot, hit or block in 14:36 of ice time in the win.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Snaps scoring drought

    Kotkaniemi scored his third goal and sixth point of the season in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Islanders.

    Kotkaniemi had been struggling with just two points in his previous 15 contests, so it was nice to see him get back on the scoresheet. Whether this is the start of a trend remains to be seen, but Kotkaniemi saw a big bump in ice time against the Isles (18:12 versus 11:08 the previous game), which could be a sign of better things to come for the 22-year-old Finn.

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  • Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Scoring drought continues

    Kotkaniemi failed to register a point for a seventh consecutive game Saturday against the Wild. He has just one goal and two assists in 18 games this season.

    Much more was expected of Kotkaniemi this year after the 22-year old Finn signed an eight-year, $38.5 million extension with the Canes back in March. Needless to say, he will have to bust out in a big way to have any hope of matching his 12-goal, 29-point season from a year ago. For now, he continues to skate mainly on the team's second line with Andrei Svechnikov and Seth Jarvis.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 201 lbs
Birthplace: Pori, Finland
Age: 23
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left