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Finland Kasper Kotkansalo
#55 HIFK / Liiga - 21/22
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Last added: Hugo Kraus
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Guillaume Leclerc 11 5 16 21
2. Michael Huntebrinker 13 4 13 17
3. T.J. Brennan 12 9 7 16
4. Anthony Luciani 12 8 7 15
5. Rok Ticar 9 4 11 15
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
22
Height
6'3" / 190 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
198 lbs / 90 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
22/23
Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time NCAA (Hockey East) Champion 1
Kotkansalo does possess a full arsenal of shots from the point and has the hands to make some plays in the offensive end, Hockeyprospect.com 2017
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2012-13 Blues U16 U16 SM-sarja 17 2 1 3 2 | Playoffs 11 1 1 2 0
Blues U16 II U16 SM-sarja Q 4 0 2 2 0 |
Blues U16 II U16 SM-sarja 16 1 12 13 6 |
2013-14 Blues U16 “C” U16 SM-sarja Q 10 4 14 18 16 |
Blues U16 U16 SM-sarja 10 6 7 13 10 | Playoffs 7 2 7 9 24
Blues U18 U18 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
Blues U18 Akatemia U18 SM-sarja 4 1 1 2 0 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 5 0 3 3 0 -1 |
2014-15 Blues U18 U18 SM-sarja 17 4 10 14 10 | Playoffs 9 0 4 4 6
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 6 2 2 4 10 2 |
2015-16 Blues U20 U20 SM-liiga 48 4 15 19 36 9 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 4 7
Finland U18 WJC-18 6 0 4 4 0 5 |
2016-17 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 47 1 11 12 43 12 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 13 2 4 6 8 0 |
2017-18 Boston Univ. NCAA 40 2 4 6 22 12 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 0 0 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 4 3 7 10 |
2018-19 Boston Univ. NCAA 38 0 11 11 16 -8 |
2019-20 Boston Univ. NCAA 34 0 8 8 23 -2 |
2020-21 Ässät Liiga 58 3 9 12 56 -10 |
2021-22 HIFK Liiga 16 4 5 9 2 9 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Finland Selects QC Int PW 4 1 1 2 0 |
2014-15 Blues U20 JCWC 3 0 0 0 0 1 |
2015-16 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 0 0 4 2 |
2021-22 HIFK Champions HL 6 0 1 1 31 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Sat 23/10 HIFK @ Kärpät
Thu 21/10 HIFK @ Tappara
Wed 20/10 HIFK @ Ilves
Sat 16/10 HIFK @ Jukurit
Thu 14/10 HIFK vs Tappara
Sat 09/10 HIFK @ HPK
Fri 08/10 HIFK vs Kärpät
Sat 02/10 HIFK vs HPK
Fri 01/10 HIFK @ Ässät
Tue 28/09 HIFK vs Jukurit
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 31 0 | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 4 2 | 0
International-Jr 4 41 8 12 20 0.49 28 1 | 0
JCWC 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 | 0
Liiga 2 74 7 14 21 0.28 58 -1 | 0
NCAA 3 112 2 23 25 0.22 61 2 | 0
QC Int PW 1 4 1 1 2 0.50 0 - | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 43 9 20 29 0.67 18 - | 2 18 3 8 11 0.61 24 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 14 4 16 20 1.43 16 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 21 5 11 16 0.76 10 - | 2 11 0 4 4 0.36 6 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 1 48 4 15 19 0.40 36 9 | 1 6 0 3 3 0.50 4 7
USHL 1 47 1 11 12 0.26 43 12 | 0
WJC-18 1 6 0 4 4 0.67 0 5 | 0
WJC-20 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
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Teamwork
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Shot Blocking
14
Strength
13
Puckhandling
13

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/20/2021
05/20/2021 Confirmed Ässät HIFK
08/03/2020
08/03/2020 Confirmed Boston Univ. Ässät
10/18/2016
10/18/2016 Confirmed Sioux Falls Stampede Boston Univ.
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2016, 2 #25 overall by Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL Entry Draft

Drafted 2016, 5 #121 overall by Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the KHL Draft

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #47 by ISS Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #117 by FCHockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #125 by McKeen's Hockey

2017 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #92 by NHL Central Scouting

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