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24 Kaapo Kakko RW

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January 18, 2021 04:16 AM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Lights lamp against Isles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Islanders.

Kakko finished off a strong transition rush with a snipe from in close to make it 4-0. The second overall pick in the 2019 draft has looked much more comfortable early in his second NHL campaign, launching a pair of shots in each of New York's first two games. He's currently skating on the third line with limited power-play time, but the Rangers are still doing some early-season line shuffling, so a strong start could see Kakko move up to a more prominent role before long.

March 10, 2020 11:36 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Halts lengthy goal drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko scored twice on three shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Dallas.

Kakko was mired in a 14-game goal drought coming into Tuesday's contest before breaking loose for a pair in the second period. The 19-year-old has endured some lengthy dry spells during his rookie season but has still contributed a respectable 10 goals and 23 points in his first 65 NHL games.

February 9, 2020 10:52 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Ends skid with game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko scored the game-winning goal on two shots and was plus-2 in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

Kaako banged home a one-timer midway through the third period to not only give the Rangers a 2-0 lead, but to end his 13-game goal drought. It was the eighth tally of the year and first since Jan. 2 for the 18-year-old rookie, who has hit the scoresheet in three of his four games (one goal, two assists). He's up to 19 points in 50 games this season.

January 3, 2020 12:04 AM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Collects pair of points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

Kakko's shot allowed Filip Chytil to knock in a rebound in the first period. The Finnish youngster then scored his seventh goal of the season in the second. The 18-year-old is up to 16 points, including 10 on the power play, and a minus-14 rating through 36 games. Despite the limited offense, fantasy owners in keeper formats will want to hang onto the second-overall pick from 2019.

December 28, 2019 12:24 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Slated for return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (undisclosed) is in line to rejoin the lineup Friday against the Hurricanes, Vincent Z. Mercogliano of The Journal News reports.

Kakko hit a slow patch in the four games prior to his injury, going pointless with a minus-2 rating over that span. That doesn't mean he's been useless from a fantasy standpoint, as the rookie winger has totaled 14 points (six goals, eight assists) over the first 32 games of the campaign. While he may not currently fit the bill of a mainstay in certain fantasy formats, Kakko will undoubtedly have numerous fantasy-relevant campaigns in the future.

December 23, 2019 05:48 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Still out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (undisclosed) will not suit up for Monday's contest in Philadelphia, Vince Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Kakko will miss his second straight game after blocking a shot during last Friday's tilt against the Maple Leafs. It's unclear how serious the injury is but the Rangers may be holding the rookie forward out as a precaution with the holiday break coming up. Kakko's next chance to suit up will be Friday against the Hurricanes.

December 22, 2019 12:04 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (lower body) isn't in the lineup for Sunday's home clash against the Ducks, Colin Stephenson of Newsday Sports reports.

Kakko suffered the injury while blocking a shot in Friday's game against the Maple Leafs. Now that the rookie has officially been ruled out, Brett Howden will draw into the lineup on the third line in his absence.

December 21, 2019 01:48 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Iffy against Anaheim
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Ducks, Newsday's Colin Stephenson reports.

Kakko suffered an injury while blocking a shot in Friday's loss to Toronto. If the rookie winger's unable to go, Brett Howden will likely get the first crack at filling in on the Rangers' third line.

December 11, 2019 03:00 AM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Records power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko produced a power-play assist and a team-high eight shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Kings.

Kakko had the secondary assist on Artemi Panarin's tally in the final minute of the game. Somewhat quietly, Kakko has 14 points in 28 contests, including four assists over his last six games. The second-overall pick from 2019 isn't overwhelming teams with offense, but he's no slouch either. The 18-year-old can be trusted for depth scoring in fantasy circles.

November 20, 2019 11:16 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Second straight two-point game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko had a pair of assists and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 defeat of the Capitals.

Kaako had a hand in both of Artemi Panarin's power-play goals, the second of which served as the game-winner. Wednesday's two-assist effort came after Kaako had scored two goals in his previous game last Tuesday (with a game missed due to illness in between). The 18-year-old rookie now has six goals and 10 points in his first 17 NHL games.

November 18, 2019 11:36 AM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (illness) was back at practice Monday, Vince Z Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

After missing Saturday's clash with Florida due to illness, Kakko was back on the ice Monday, which clears the way for him to suit up versus Washington on Wednesday. The rookie winger appears to have settled into the NHL game, as he racked up five goals in his last seven outings. The Finn figures to be back in a top-six role and should factor heavily on the power play as well.

November 16, 2019 06:40 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Still too sick to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (illness) did not take the ice for warmup and will miss Saturday's game against the Panthers, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.

Kakko will miss a second game after sitting out Thursday's game due to illness. The 18-year-old, luckily, now has three days off between games, so Kakko should be good to go Wednesday when the Capitals visit the Big Apple.

November 16, 2019 12:32 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Game-time call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (illness) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with Florida, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.

Kakko is still dealing with the illness that prevented him from playing Thursday against Tampa Bay. Confirmation on the 18-year-old rookie's status against the Panthers likely won't be released until the Rangers take the ice for pregame warmups.

November 14, 2019 07:04 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Missing game with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko won't play in Thursday's game against the Lightning due to the flu.

Kakko took warmups as usual, but as evidenced by this news, felt he wasn't healthy enough to skate in the game. He'll hope to kick the illness ahead of Saturday's game against Florida, and in his stead, Michael Haley will draw into the lineup.

November 13, 2019 03:28 AM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Two goals in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season in a 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Kakko opened the scoring at the 6:42 mark of the first period, putting home his fourth goal of the 2019-20 campaign. The 18-year-old then ended things in overtime with his fifth of the season. The youngster's game remains a work in progress at the NHL level, with Kakko carrying a minus-10 rating through 16 games, but there's no denying that the Rangers' first-round pick in 2019 will be a difference-maker in time.

November 4, 2019 10:56 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Notches goal and assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 6-2 loss to Ottawa on Monday.

The 18-year-old rookie opened the scoring midway through the first period, collecting his third goal of the year. He also set up Artemi Panarin's power-play marker in the second period for the first multi-point game of his brief NHL career. The 2019 first-rounder logged a season-high 17:10 of ice time Monday and continues to receive heavy significant power-play time. Expectations should remain tempered for the youngster but he's already showing flashes of his potential.

October 29, 2019 11:36 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: First goal in seven games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko scored a power-play goal on five shots and had two PIM in a 4-1 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Kakko was the beneficiary of a fortunate bounce on his goal, as his shot from the slot was stopped by Andrei Vasilevskiy, but ricocheted off of Tampa defenseman Braydon Coburn and into the net. It was Kakko's second goal of the year and first in seven games. The 18-year-old has three points in his first 10 NHL games and his ample power-play time could eventually lead to an uptick in production as he gains a little more experience.

October 13, 2019 12:04 AM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Pots first NHL goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko scored his first goal of the season, and first NHL point, in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.

The rookie finished off a nifty give-and-go with Ryan Strome late in the first period to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead, but it was all Edmonton from there. Kakko hasn't made a big impact so far, but the second overall pick in the 2019 draft continues to draw power-play time and top-six minutes as he adjusts to life in the NHL.

September 23, 2019 01:16 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Back in action Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (undisclosed) will suit up in Tuesday's preseason tilt versus the Islanders.

Kakko looks to have secured a top-six spot in the lineup heading into the 2019-20 campaign, which could make him a top-end fantasy option. The 18-year-old notched 22 goals in 45 games for TPS Turku in Finland last year and will look to translate his scoring touch to the NHL. The Rangers may decide to utilize the winger on the power play as well in order to speed up his development.

September 20, 2019 07:12 PM
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Not playing Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kakko (undisclosed) won't play in Friday's matchup with the Devils, Dan Rosen of reports.

It's unclear if Kakko is dealing with an injury or if the Rangers coaching staff just wants to keep their rookie second-overall pick rested for the coming season. Regardless, it seems Vitali Kravtsov could move up in the depth chart and see extra reps Friday in Kakko's place.

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