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Finland Kasper Kotkansalo

#55 HIFK / Liiga - 22/23
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Last added: Mikael Collander
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Calum Ritchie 5 4 6 10
2. Brayden Yager 5 5 4 9
3. Otto Stenberg 5 5 4 9
4. Ethan Gauthier 5 6 1 7
5. Zach Benson 5 2 5 7
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
23
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 52 4 12 16 10 2 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 0 -2
Finland (all) International 2 0 0 0 2 0 |
2022-23 HIFK Liiga - - - - - - |
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 Ivan Hlinka Memorial 5 0 0 0 4 2 |
2021-22 HIFK Champions HL 6 0 1 1 31 0 |
Finland EHT 2 0 0 0 2 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2022-04-06T18:30:00+0300 HIFK @ TPS
2022-04-05T18:30:00+0300 HIFK vs TPS
2022-04-03T18:30:00+0300 HIFK @ TPS
2022-04-02T17:00:00+0300 HIFK vs TPS
2022-03-31T18:30:00+0300 HIFK @ TPS
2022-03-29T18:30:00+0300 HIFK vs TPS
2022-03-27T17:00:00+0300 HIFK @ TPS
2022-03-21T17:30:00+0100 HIFK vs Lukko
2022-03-12T16:00:00+0100 HIFK @ Ässät
2022-03-11T17:30:00+0100 HIFK vs Kärpät
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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
EHT 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 4 2 | 0
International 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 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 3 110 7 21 28 0.25 66 -8 | 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2
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
14
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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