Minnesota Wild Prospects: Kaapo Kahkonen Scores Again


For the second time in four games, Minnesota Wild goaltending prospect Kaapo Kahkonen has scored a goal.

You may remember this beauty from last weekend where Kahkonen saw a gap while playing the puck, moved to the front of the net, and shot it the length of the rink.

Well, it’s happened again.

With the opposing goaltender pulled, Kahkonen buried one for Finland’s U20 team to seal the game against Finland’s U18 team.

Watch the replay below.

Kahkonen, who is still just 18 years old and unlikely to appear in a Wild uniform any time in the near future. He posted some solid numbers for TuTo this season though, with a .925 Sv% and 2.11 GAA through 44 games. He also had a .934 Sv% through 13 playoff games.

Ahead of him lies a number of Wild goaltenders, including prospect Steve Michalek, who turned in a very impressive performance for Harvard this season, and recent acquisition Brody Hoffman, who just finished up the year at the University of Vermont. It’s not yet clear if Michalek will make the jump to pro next year, but Hoffman definitely will, even though he isn’t hopping onto an amateur tryout agreement and finishing the year with Iowa as fellow college free agents Zach Palmquist and Grayson Downing are.

Below, take a look at Kahkonen’s numbers over the course of his career.

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