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USA Kyle Kukkonen

#9 Michigan Tech / NCAA - 22/23
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Last added: Rob Vandecappele
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Max Gerlach 50 34 25 59
2. Brant Harris 48 29 27 56
3. Robby Jackson 49 30 21 51
4. Liam Pecararo 50 25 25 50
5. Michael Huntebrinker 50 13 37 50
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
20
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
172 lbs / 78 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Contract
-

A skilled handler and occasional manipulator, Kukkonen beats defenders with fakes, changes of pace, and crafty dekes. Patience allows him to turn front pressure into backpressure, and he consistently brings the puck to the middle. Most effective as a playmaker, he deceives and looks for teammates off the backhand. -EliteProspects 2021 NHL Draft Guide

Brothers:
Trevor Kukkonen
David Kukkonen

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2016-17 MN Blackhawks 14U AAA MNBEL 14U 15 1 5 6 - - |
2017-18 MN Kings 15U AAA MNBEL 14U 14 9 13 22 - - |
Osseo-Maple Grove Bantam AA “C” 14U AA - - - - - - |
2018-19 Maple Grove High USHS-MN 24 18 29 47 12 - | Playoffs 3 6 0 6 0 -
Minnesota Blades 16U AAA 16U AAA - - - - - - |
Madison Capitols USHL 3 2 0 2 0 -1 |
2019-20 Maple Grove High “C” USHS-MN 7 6 12 18 4 - |
Team Twin Cities Orthopedics UMHSEHL 19 12 11 23 4 - |
2020-21 Maple Grove High USHS-MN 23 31 43 74 16 0 |
Team Twin Cities Orthopedics UMHSEHL 19 23 24 47 12 - | Playoffs 3 2 7 9 0 -
Minot Minotauros NAHL 19 9 7 16 10 -8 | Playoffs 5 3 2 5 2 4
2021-22 Madison Capitols “A” USHL 58 22 31 53 40 -3 | Playoffs 14 1 4 5 4 -2
2022-23 Michigan Tech NCAA 39 18 9 27 18 1 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2018-19 B16 - Section 5 MNHP-16 3 2 2 4 - - |
B16 - Red (Final 54) MNHP-16 3 0 0 0 - - |
Team Gold USA-S16 4 1 2 3 4 - |
2019-20 B17 - Section 5 MNHP-17 3 0 0 0 - - |
Team Columbia USA-S17 5 3 3 6 0 - |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NCAA
2023-03-24T17:00:00-0400 Michigan Tech vs Penn State Univ.
2023-03-11T17:07:00-0600 Michigan Tech vs Northern Michigan Univ.
2023-03-04T16:07:00-0600 Michigan Tech vs Univ. of St. Thomas
2023-03-03T18:00:00-0600 Michigan Tech vs Univ. of St. Thomas
2023-02-25T17:07:00-0700 Michigan Tech @ Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato)
2023-02-24T18:07:00-0700 Michigan Tech @ Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato)
2023-02-11T16:07:00-0600 Michigan Tech vs Bowling Green State Univ.
2023-02-10T18:07:00-0600 Michigan Tech vs Bowling Green State Univ.
2023-02-04T17:07:00-0700 Michigan Tech @ Bemidji State Univ.
2023-02-03T18:07:00-0700 Michigan Tech @ Bemidji State Univ.
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
14U AA 1 - - - - - - - | 0
16U AAA 1 - - - - - - - | 0
MNBEL 14U 2 29 10 18 28 0.97 - - | 0
MNHP-16 1 6 2 2 4 0.67 - - | 0
MNHP-17 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 - - | 0
NAHL 1 19 9 7 16 0.84 10 -8 | 1 5 3 2 5 1.00 2 4
NCAA 1 39 18 9 27 0.69 18 1 | 0
UMHSEHL 2 38 35 35 70 1.84 16 - | 1 3 2 7 9 3.00 0 -
USA-S16 1 4 1 2 3 0.75 4 - | 0
USA-S17 1 5 3 3 6 1.20 0 - | 0
USHL 2 61 24 31 55 0.90 40 -4 | 1 14 1 4 5 0.36 4 -2
USHS-MN 3 54 55 84 139 2.57 32 0 | 1 3 6 0 6 2.00 0 -
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Teamwork
14
Puckhandling
14
Passing
14
Agility
14
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
11/07/2017
11/07/2017 Confirmed Osseo-Maple Grove Bantam AA Michigan Tech
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Drafted 2018, 5 #67 overall by Madison Capitols in the USHL Futures Draft

2021 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #78 by NHL Central Scouting

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