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Finland Jesperi Kotkaniemi

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10
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Database: 918 134 players
Last added: Nikita Kartashov
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Wyatt Johnston 33 21 42 63
2. Brandon Coe 34 24 36 60
3. Rory Kerins 36 22 38 60
4. Matvei Petrov 35 22 34 56
5. Lucas Edmonds 30 19 36 55
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C/LW
Age
21
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$6,100,035 Powered by
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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-liiga 23 5 10 15 12 15 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 6 6 12 28 |
2016-17 Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 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 | Playoffs 10 4 0 4 23 4
Laval Rocket AHL 13 1 12 13 16 0 |
2020-21 Ässät Liiga 10 2 6 8 8 -3 |
Montréal Canadiens NHL 56 5 15 20 12 -1 | Playoffs 19 5 3 8 14 -5
2021-22 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 37 9 9 18 14 3 |
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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 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Sat 22/01 Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers
Wed 19/01 Carolina Hurricanes @ Boston Bruins
Sat 15/01 Carolina Hurricanes vs Vancouver Canucks
Fri 14/01 Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Sun 09/01 Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers
Sat 08/01 Carolina Hurricanes vs Calgary Flames
Sat 01/01 Carolina Hurricanes @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Fri 31/12 Carolina Hurricanes vs Montréal Canadiens
Sun 19/12 Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings
Fri 17/12 Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings
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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
International-Jr 4 52 22 29 51 0.98 93 - | 0
Liiga 2 67 12 25 37 0.55 28 -4 | 1 7 0 1 1 0.14 6 -4
NHL 4 208 31 49 80 0.38 75 -8 | 2 29 9 3 12 0.41 37 -1
U16 SM-sarja 1 30 21 12 33 1.10 30 - | 0
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 8 5 10 15 1.88 4 - | 0
U18 Mestis 1 6 5 12 17 2.83 0 - | 0
U18 Mestis Q 1 5 5 6 11 2.20 2 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (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
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Teamwork
15
Puckhandling
15
Passing
15

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Otto Kivenmäki (F) 2014-2021 6 Finland U18 (all), Finland U20 (all), Ässät, Ässät U16, Ässät U18, Ässät U20
Juuso Ketola (D) 2014-2019 5 Finland U16 (all), Finland U18, Finland U18 (all), Finland U20 (all), Ässät U16, Ässät U18, Ässät U20
Jesse Ylönen (F) 2016-2021 4 Finland U18, Finland U18 (all), Finland U20 (all), Montréal Canadiens
Juuso Walli (D) 2015-2021 4 Ässät, Ässät U20

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
09/04/2021
09/04/2021 Confirmed Montréal Canadiens Carolina Hurricanes
10/16/2020
10/16/2020 Loan Montréal Canadiens Ässät
07/01/2018
07/01/2018 Confirmed Ässät Montréal Canadiens
06/08/2017
06/08/2017 Extension Ässät U20 Ässät
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Player Biography and Trivia

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #16 by ISS Hockey

2018 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #13 by FCHockey

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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