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Finland Jesperi Kotkaniemi

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GAMES
GP
G
A
TP
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5
0
4
4
+2
10
0
6
6
+3
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Last added: Marcus Rindeby
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Connor McDavid 50 41 51 92
2. Leon Draisaitl 48 29 47 76
3. David Pastrnak 51 38 34 72
4. Nikita Kucherov 48 19 53 72
5. Tage Thompson 50 34 34 68
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C/LW
Age
22
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
29/30
Cap Hit
$4,820,000 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 66 12 17 29 37 3 | Playoffs 14 0 2 2 2 -4
2022-23 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 51 7 13 20 30 4 |
Projected NHL 82 11 21 32 48 6 |
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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 Ivan Hlinka Memorial 4 2 2 4 6 - |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2023-02-01T18:30:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes @ Buffalo Sabres
2023-01-31T18:00:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings
2023-01-29T16:00:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins
2023-01-27T18:00:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes vs San Jose Sharks
2023-01-25T19:30:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes @ Dallas Stars
2023-01-21T18:30:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes @ New York Islanders
2023-01-19T18:00:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild
2023-01-15T16:00:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes vs Vancouver Canucks
2023-01-14T18:00:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins
2023-01-12T18:00:00-0600 Carolina Hurricanes @ Columbus Blue Jackets
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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
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (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 5 288 41 70 111 0.39 128 -4 | 3 43 9 5 14 0.33 39 -5
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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Passing
16
Teamwork
15
Strength
15
Speed
15
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/21/2022
03/21/2022 Extension Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes
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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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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