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Finland Jesperi Kotkaniemi
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Database: 780 362 players
Last added: Lauryn Urzada
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Vadim Shipachyov 61 17 48 65
2. Dmitrij Jaskin 58 31 32 63
3. Kirill Kaprizov 57 33 29 62
4. Linus Omark 59 12 42 54
5. Nigel Dawes 59 20 30 50
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
19
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
20/21
Cap Hit
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Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1

A smart forward with a dangerous shot, Kotkaniemi possesses a high hockey IQ and determination with the skills to back it up. Positions himself well and often seems to be a step ahead of plays. Stickhandling and creativity allow him to split professional defences as a teenager. Decent size and frame, yet a very capable skater. (Matias Strozyk, 2017)

Family relations
Father: Mikael Kotkaniemi
Brother: Kasperi Kotkaniemi

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2014-15 Ässät U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 5 1 4 5 4 | -
Ässät U16 U16 SM-sarja 30 21 12 33 30 | -
2015-16 Ässät U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 3 4 6 10 0 | -
Ässät U18 U18 Mestis Q 5 5 6 11 2 | -
Ässät U18 U18 Mestis 6 5 12 17 0 | -
Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 23 5 10 15 12 15 | -
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 6 6 12 28 | -
2016-17 Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 17 9 6 15 18 6 | Playoffs 7 4 1 5 0 -2
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 5 6 0 1 | -
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 17 5 10 15 4 | -
2017-18 Ässät Liiga 57 10 19 29 20 -1 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 6 -4
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 3 6 9 37 9 | -
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 17 8 11 19 51 | -
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 3 2 1 3 2 | -
2018-19 Montréal Canadiens NHL 79 11 23 34 26 1 | -
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 4 1 1 2 8 | -
2019-20 Montréal Canadiens NHL 36 6 2 8 23 -11 | -
Laval Rocket AHL 13 1 12 13 16 0 | -
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2015-16 Finland U16 “A” YOG 6 3 4 7 1 0 | -
2017-18 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 2 2 4 6 | -
Skill Rating

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Acceleration
16
Teamwork
15
Puckhandling
15
Passing
15

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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
AHL 2019-2020
Fri 06/03 Laval Rocket @ Cleveland Monsters
Thu 05/03 Laval Rocket @ Cleveland Monsters
Wed 26/02 Laval Rocket @ Belleville Senators
Sat 22/02 Laval Rocket vs Toronto Marlies
Fri 21/02 Laval Rocket vs Manitoba Moose
Wed 19/02 Laval Rocket vs Manitoba Moose
Sun 16/02 Laval Rocket @ Providence Bruins
Fri 14/02 Laval Rocket @ Hartford Wolf Pack
Wed 12/02 Laval Rocket @ Utica Comets
Sun 09/02 Laval Rocket @ Toronto Marlies
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 13 1 12 13 1.00 16 0 | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 4 2 2 4 1.00 6 0 | 0
International-Jr 4 52 22 29 51 0.98 93 0 | 0
Liiga 1 57 10 19 29 0.51 20 -1 | 1 7 0 1 1 0.14 6 -4
NHL 2 115 17 25 42 0.37 49 -10 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 30 21 12 33 1.10 30 0 | 0
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 8 5 10 15 1.88 4 0 | 0
U18 Mestis 1 6 5 12 17 2.83 0 0 | 0
U18 Mestis Q 1 5 5 6 11 2.20 2 0 | 0
U20 SM-sarja 2 40 14 16 30 0.75 30 21 | 1 7 4 1 5 0.71 0 -2
WJC-18 2 14 4 11 15 1.07 37 10 | 0
YOG 1 6 3 4 7 1.17 1 0 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/01/2018
07/01/2018 Confirmed Ässät Montréal Canadiens
06/08/2017
06/08/2017 Extension Ässät U20 Ässät
Player Biography and Trivia

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #16 by ISS Hockey

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #13 by Future Considerations

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by Hockeyprospect.com

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #13 by McKeen's Hockey

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #5 by TSN/McKenzie

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #6 by NHL Central Scouting

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