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15 Jesperi Kotkaniemi C

Montreal Canadiens

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
33%12%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
11223332413:05
Latest News
  • Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Has season-low TOI

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/17/19) Kotkaniemi was benched for most of the third period and had a season-low 7:56 time on ice in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Blackhawks, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    During his post-game press conference, coach Claude Julien mentioned Kotkaniemi letting his player go on a couple of shifts that led to Chicago scoring chances. The 18-year-old has been mostly good through the first three quarters of the season, but Julien has soured recently, including making him a healthy scratch for the first two games of the recent California trip.

    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: No points in return

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/9/19) Kotkaniemi (rest) had three hits and two shots in 15:03 as the Canadiens took an 8-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday.

    Kotkaniemi was rested in the first two games of the Canadiens' California trip, and he was unable to make much of an impact in a lopsided loss to close out the trek. He has some appeal in deeper leagues with 32 points in 67 games, and may be a target for fantasy owners in dynasty formats as a first-round pick from the 2018 draft.

    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Back in lineup Friday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/8/19) Kotkaniemi (rest) will be back in action versus the Ducks on Friday, Dan Arritt of NHL.com reports.

    Kotkaniemi was held out the last two games for what coach Claude Julien referred to as rest, rather than simply labeling the center a healthy scratch. The youngster figures to slot into a bottom-six role and will look to pick up where he left off with five points in his last seven outings.

    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Scratched again

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/7/19) Kotkaniemi (rest) will remain out of the lineup against San Jose on Thursday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    While Kotkaniemi was held out of the lineup initially in order to rest, his exclusion for Thursday's tilt likely is due to the fact the Habs won 3-1 against Los Angeles on Tuesday, and coach Claude Julien doesn't want to change a winning lineup. The Finnish center has racked up 32 points in 66 games and put together a solid rookie campaign.

    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Sitting out Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/5/19) Kotkaniemi will take a night off Tuesday for rest purposes, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Coach Claude Julien indicated that Kotkaniemi displayed some signs of fatigue in the team's last game against the Penguins on Saturday, so the 18-year-old will take a night off to rest up. The rookie hasn't played more than 57 games in a season and has already played in 66 this season, so he's likely working on fumes late in the campaign. After a night off, there's a good chance he will be ready to roll Thursday against the Sharks.

 
Last 7 Games
03/08ANA000-315:03
03/12DET000013:02
03/14NYI000012:33
03/16CHI000-17:56
03/19PHI000012:28
03/21NYI011113:12
03/23BUF000-112:29
Two Week Schedule
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2018-19Montreal7311223331020344402
7311223331020344402
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2018-19Montreal1248.91015:381352148:020:31240012
1248.91015:381352148:020:31240012
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/184
Birthdate:
7/6/2000
Age:
18
Hometown:
Pori, Finland
Team:
Montreal Canadiens
School:

NHL Experience: