Kaapo Kahkonen Minnesota Wild logo

Age 25 Aug 16, 1996
Helsinki FIN
Goaltender shoots left
6'2" 188 cm
215 lbs 98 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2024
Agent Robert Hooper
Draft Year 2014
Drafted Overall 109
Draft Round 4
Draft Team Minnesota Wild logo

Transaction History
Nov 30, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 29 of 31 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.
Nov 30, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's home game versus the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Nov 21, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen turned aside 20 shots in regulation and overtime and two of three shootout attempts in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning.
Nov 21, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen is in net for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Nov 10, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen allowed two goals on 26 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.
Nov 10, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's road game against Arizona, source reports.
Nov 7, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 19 of 21 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
Nov 7, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will get the starting nod for Sunday's home tilt against the Islanders, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Oct 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen gave up five goals on 29 shots in a 5-2 loss to Nashville on Sunday.
Oct 22, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kakhonen will be in net Sunday against Nashville for his first start of 2021, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Oct 9, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will start between the pipes in Saturday's road preseason game versus the Blackhawks.
Oct 6, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will patrol the home crease during Wednesday's preseason clash with the Blues, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Oct 4, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will tend the twine at home versus Colorado on Monday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
May 13, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen yielded seven goals on 27 shots in a 7-3 loss to St. Louis on Thursday.
May 13, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will protect the road goal in Thursday's regular-season finale versus the Blues, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
May 7, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 22 of 25 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks.
May 7, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Per Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kahkonen was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll start between the pipes in Friday's home game against Anaheim.
May 1, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen kicked out 28 of 31 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over the Blues on Saturday.
May 1, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen is slated to start between the pipes in Saturday's road matchup with the Blues, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Apr 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen turned away 27 of 30 shots in a 6-3 win over San Jose on Saturday.
Apr 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will guard the road net in Saturday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Apr 17, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen allowed two goals on 28 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Apr 17, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will defend the blue paint during Saturday's road game versus the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Apr 9, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen gave up nine goals on 38 shots in Friday's 9-1 loss to the Blues.
Apr 9, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will patrol the crease during Friday's road game versus the Blues, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Mar 31, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen allowed three goals on 32 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Mar 31, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's road game versus the Sharks, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Mar 20, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 36 shots in Saturday's 6-0 loss to the Avalanche.
Mar 19, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will guard the road cage during Saturday's clash with Colorado, (NHL).com's Rick Sadowski reports.
Mar 16, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen posted a 31-save shutout in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Coyotes.
Mar 16, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will guard the home goal during Tuesday's matchup with the Coyotes, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Mar 10, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 24 shots Wednesday in a 4-3 win over Vegas.
Mar 10, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will guard the goal during Wednesday's home game versus Vegas, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Mar 8, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen kicked out 26 shots in a 2-0 win over over Vegas on Monday.
Mar 8, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will guard the home goal in Monday's game versus the Golden Knights, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Mar 5, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 24 of 25 shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.
Mar 5, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will start between the pipes in Friday's road clash with the Coyotes, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Feb 28, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will remain in the (NHL) following news that the Wild waived Alex Stalock on Sunday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Feb 27, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 25 of 28 shots Saturday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.
Feb 27, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will guard the home cage during Saturday's home game versus the Kings, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Feb 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 30 of 32 shots in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche.
Feb 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Khakonen will make a fifth consecutive start Wednesday in Colorado, Sarah McLellan of Star Tribune Sports reports.
Feb 22, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 31 of 33 shots in Monday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
Feb 22, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will defend the road net in Monday's game versus the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Feb 20, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen turned aside 26 of 27 shots in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.
Feb 19, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will defend the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Ducks, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Feb 18, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen stopped 16 of 17 shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Ducks.
Feb 18, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will guard the road cage during Thursday's matchup with Anaheim, Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune reports.
Feb 16, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen allowed three goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Kings. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Feb 16, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will defend the road goal in Tuesday's game versus the Kings, Zach Dooley of LA Kings Insider reports.
Jan 30, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen yielded five goals on 33 shots in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Avalanche.
Jan 30, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Cam Talbot | Talbot (lower body) will serve as Kaapo Kahkonen's backup in Saturday's clash with Colorado, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Jan 30, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | According to Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kahkonen was the first netminder off the ice at morning skating, indicating he'll guard the goal during Saturday's home clash with Colorado.
Jan 28, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen made 29 saves in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Kings.
Jan 28, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will defend the blue paint during Thursday's home game versus the Kings, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Jan 26, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen made 19 saves Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to the Kings.
Jan 26, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will be in goal against the Kings at home Tuesday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Jan 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen allowed four goals on 35 shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Sharks. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Jan 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will draw the home start for Sunday's game versus the Sharks, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Jan 22, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen went 17-for-17 in relief of an injured Cam Talbot in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Jan 20, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen kicked out 22 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Anaheim.
Jan 20, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Kaapo Kahkonen | Kahkonen will make his season debut Wednesday in Anaheim, Sarah McLellan of Star Tribune Sports reports.
Oct 12, 2020 Minnesota Wild | re-signed G Kaapo Kahkonen to a two-year, two-way contract worth $1.45 million.
Jul 11, 2020 Recalled Minnesota Wild | recalled G Kaapo Kahkonen from Iowa (AHL).
Jan 10, 2020 Assigned Minnesota Wild | assigned G Kaapo Kahkonen to Iowa (AHL).
Jan 7, 2020 Recalled Minnesota Wild | recalled G Kaapo Kahkonen from Iowa (AHL).
Dec 16, 2019 Assigned Minnesota Wild | assigned G Kaapo Kahkonen to Iowa (AHL).
Nov 20, 2019 Recalled Minnesota Wild | recalled G Kaapo Kahkonen from Iowa (AHL).
Oct 27, 2019 Assigned Minnesota Wild | assigned G Kaapo Kahkonen to Iowa (AHL).
Oct 23, 2019 Recalled Minnesota Wild | recalled G Kaapo Kahkonen from Iowa (AHL).
Sep 20, 2019 Assigned Minnesota Wild | assigned G Kaapo Kahkonen to Iowa (AHL).
Nov 23, 2018 Assigned Minnesota Wild | assigned G Kaapo Kahkonen to Iowa (AHL).
Nov 23, 2018 Recalled Minnesota Wild | recalled G Kaapo Kahkonen from Iowa (AHL).
Sep 22, 2018 Assigned Minnesota Wild | assigned G Kaapo Kahkonen to Iowa (AHL).
May 16, 2018 Minnesota Wild | signed G Kaapo Kahkonen to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Kaapo Kahkonen
GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP
Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild logo 5 3.04 0.885 0 -10.36
Kaapo Kahkonen Stats by Elite Prospects Kaapo Kahkonen Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP GAA SV% PIM GSAx GSAx/GP Playoffs GP GAA SV% PIM
2010-2011 GrIFK U16 U16 I-divisioona 1 1 0.958 0
2011-2012 Kiekko-Espoo U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 5 1.74 0.940 0 Playoffs 9 2.17 0.936 0
2011-2012 Kiekko-Espoo U16 U16 SM-sarja 16 2.79 0.901 0 Playoffs 9 2.17 0.936 0
2011-2012 Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 10 2.47 0.926 0
2011-2012 Finland U16 YOG 4 1.9 0.923 0
2011-2012 Kiekko-Espoo U18 U18 SM-sarja 1 2 0.950 0
2012-2013 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 5.51 0.855 0
2012-2013 Kiekko-Espoo U20 U20 SM-sarja 28 2.43 0.917 0 Playoffs 12 2.68 0.901 0
2012-2013 Kiekko-Espoo U18 U18 SM-sarja 2 3 0.864 0
2012-2013 Finland U17 WHC-17 4 4.48 0.858 0
2012-2013 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 1 1 0.957 0
2012-2013 Finland U17 EYOF 2 3 0.921 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 3.45 0.881 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Kiekko-Espoo U20 U20 SM-sarja 38 2.49 0.912 0 Playoffs 10 2.2 0.915 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Finland U18 WJC-18 5 3.37 0.886 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 15 3.29 0.000 0
2014-2015 TUTO Hockey Mestis 47 2.11 0.925 0 Playoffs 13 1.95 0.934 0
2014-2015 Finland U19 (all) International-Jr 2 3.37 0.844 0
2014-2015 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 4 3.02 0.900 0
2015-2016 Blues Liiga 27 2.69 0.908 0
2015-2016 Blues Champions HL 4 2.76 0.918 0
2015-2016 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0.910 0
2015-2016 Finland U20 WJC-20 4 2.52 0.909 0
2015-2016 TUTO Hockey Mestis 1 0 1.000 0 Playoffs 6 3.03 0.885 0
2016-2017 Lukko Liiga 34 2.58 0.921 0
2016-2017 Lukko Champions HL 3 3.03 0.890 0
2017-2018 Lukko Liiga 56 2.2 0.922 0 Playoffs 2 2.38 0.921 0
2018-2019 Iowa Wild AHL 39 2.78 0.908 0
2019-2020 Iowa Wild AHL 34 2.07 0.927 0
2019-2020 Minnesota Wild NHL 5 2.96 0.913 0 -2.54 -0.51
2020-2021 Minnesota Wild NHL 24 2.88 0.902 0 -12.90 -0.54
2021-2022 Minnesota Wild NHL 5 3.04 0.885 0 -10.36
Kaapo Kahkonen Stats by Elite Prospects | Kaapo Kahkonen Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Minnesota Wild logo
Signing Date October 12, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Robert Hooper
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,450,000 0.89% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $725,000 $725,000
RFA
AAV $725,000 $725,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $700,000 $750,000
Minors Salary $250,000 $750,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Minnesota Wild logo
Signing Date May 16, 2018
Agent Robert Hooper
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,535,000 0.97% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $767,500 $767,500
RFA
AAV $925,000 $925,000
Performance Bonuses $182,500 $132,500
Base Salary $650,000 $700,000
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $742,500 $792,500
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year