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Kasper Kotkansalo

Date of Birth November 16, 1998
Height 6' 2
Weight 190
Country Finland
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Amateur Team Sioux Falls Stampede
Previous Amateur Team Espoo Blues
2017 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection255Columbus Columbus
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DraftSite Mock Draft HistoryVersion 13: 04-29-2017256Anaheim Anaheim
Version 12: 04-24-2017256Columbus Columbus
Version 11: 04-23-2017256Boston Boston
Version 10: 04-01-2017255Montreal Montreal
Version 9: 03-14-2017255Montreal Montreal
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Draft History
Drafted in 2017 NHL Draft: 3rd Round, 71st Overall Pick by Detroit Detroit
Additional Information Big mobile defender who had an entire year of injuries that hampered his growth and confidence. He has soft hands to make those tricky saucer passes, and sees the cross-ice feeds in the attack zone. He use the toe drag to freeze defenders, opening space on the power play. Exits his defensive zone on carries and forcefully enters the attack zone. Has lots of jam and knocks opponents off the puck, closes down hard on the wall, and ties up attackers in front --
all inside the rules. Has good awareness in his end and a hard one-timer he lets go on the power play. After being injured, you can make an argument he was not being played to his strengths. There is still pro potential there. Committed to Boston University.


—Bill Placzek—

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