Kaapo Kakko

New York Rangers logo
Age 21 Feb 13, 2001
Turku FIN
Right Wing shoots left
6'3" 191 cm
199 lbs 90 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2026
Agent Andrew Scott
Draft Year 2019
Drafted Overall 2
Draft Round 1
Draft Team New York Rangers logo

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Transaction History
Dec 7, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a goal and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Nov 22, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the New York Rangers.
Nov 6, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a goal during Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Nov 3, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko collected two assists in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Oct 14, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko utilized his playmaking skills to score his first goal, highlighting the New York Rangers' 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
Jul 28, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko agreed to terms on a two-year, $4.2 million contract with the New York Rangers on Thursday.
Jun 3, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 30, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko notched an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 6-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7.
May 7, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3.
Apr 29, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko dished out two assists in Friday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.
Apr 27, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (leg) will be back in action to face Montreal on Wednesday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Apr 26, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (leg) will not suit up Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Apr 25, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (leg) has been officially labeled a game-time decision versus Carolina on Tuesday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Apr 18, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (leg) is considered week-to-week, the team announced Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Apr 16, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was forced to leave Saturday's matchup against the Detroit Red Wings due to a right leg injury, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Apr 14, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored two goals including the game-winner in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Apr 9, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (wrist) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Saturday against visiting Ottawa, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Mar 25, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (wrist) is currently skating on his own and could return in early April, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Mar 22, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | GM Chris Drury said Kakko (upper body) is recovering from wrist surgery and won't be back before April, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Mar 3, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) is not expected back until closer to the NHL's March 21 trade deadline, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Feb 11, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) will miss at least another month of action, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Jan 24, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) was designated as week-to-week Monday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. Per Arthur Staple of The Athletic, Kakko has been designated for injured reserve.
Jan 22, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) won't play Saturday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Jan 8, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Jan 6, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko posted an assist in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Dec 15, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a pair of goals, including on the power play, in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Dec 1, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko dished out two helpers -- one on the power play -- to go with six shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 14, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a goal, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils.
Oct 28, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) will be in Friday's lineup against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Oct 25, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) will not be available Monday against the Calgary Flames but is expected to play Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Oct 24, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) skated with the team at practice Sunday (but did not take line rushes) and has "a chance" to play Monday against the Calgary Flames, according to head coach Gerard Gallant, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Oct 17, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) was designated for injured reserve Sunday.
Oct 16, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Montreal Canadiens.
Oct 15, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko posted a plus-1 rating over 18:22 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars.
Sep 23, 2021 New York Rangers | Artemi Panarin | Panarin (lower body) skated with Ryan Strome and Kaapo Kakko on New York's second line during Thursday's practice, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Sep 23, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (undisclosed) skated with Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome on the New York Rangers' second line during Thursday's practice, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
May 8, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's season finale versus Boston, Mollie Walker of Newsday reports.
Apr 25, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko netted two goals in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Apr 11, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko notched an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.
Apr 6, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a power-play goal and an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Apr 3, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster Saturday, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Apr 1, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster Thursday, per the NHL's official media site.
Mar 30, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko ascended from the taxi squad to the active roster and will play Tuesday against the Washington Capitals, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Mar 27, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster and played in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Mar 25, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster Thursday, per CBS.
Mar 23, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored two goals in Monday's 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Mar 22, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted from the taxi squad for Monday's game against the Buffalo Sabres, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Mar 19, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster for Friday's game against the Washington Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Mar 17, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko is expected to be promoted to the active roster for Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Mar 15, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster Monday, per CBS.
Mar 13, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster ahead of Saturday's 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins, per CBS.
Mar 11, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Boston Bruins, per CBS.
Mar 9, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko has rejoined the active roster ahead of Tuesday's game versus Pittsburgh, CBS sports reports.
Mar 5, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (not injury related) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports.
Mar 2, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (not injury related) will be activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Tuesday, but he won't be in the lineup for the evening's matchup with Buffalo, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Todayreports.
Feb 27, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (COVID-19 protocol) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Boston Bruins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Feb 26, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (COVID-19 protocols) won't play in Friday's game versus the Boston Bruins, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Feb 23, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Feb 20, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Washington Capitals after being placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Feb 19, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, per CBS Sports.
Feb 18, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster Thursday, per CBS Sports.
Feb 16, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko is listed in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the New Jersey Devils, meaning he was promoted from the taxi squad, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Feb 13, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was sent down to the taxi squad Saturday, per CBS Sports.
Feb 12, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted to the active roster Friday, CBS Sports reports.
Feb 11, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was sent to the taxi squad Thursday, per CBS Sports.
Feb 10, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | The Rangers activated Hajek from the taxi squad and he's expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Boston Bruins, per CBS Sports.
Feb 9, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CBS Sports.
Feb 8, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted from the taxi squad Monday according to CBS Sports.
Feb 6, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was assigned to the taxi squad Friday, CBS Sports reports.
Feb 3, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko has been removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Feb 1, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was placed on the COVID-19 protocol list Monday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Jan 29, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Jan 17, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 5-0 win over the New York Islanders.
Jan 4, 2021 New York Rangers | Artemi Panarin | Panarin skated on a line with Ryan Strome and Kaapo Kakko on the first day of training camp Monday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Dec 19, 2019 New York Islanders | Assigned LW Robert Carpenter to Bridgeport (AHL).
Jul 11, 2019 New York Rangers | Signed RW Kaapo Kakko to a three-year, entry-level contract.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Kaapo Kakko
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
New York Rangers New York Rangers logo 28 5 4 9 0 6
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2015-2016 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 8 3 7 10 2 Playoffs 4 0 3 3 0
2015-2016 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja 25 14 12 26 2 Playoffs 4 0 3 3 0
2016-2017 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 35 24 17 41 8 Playoffs 5 7 0 7 0
2016-2017 TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 7 0 4 4 0 Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
2016-2017 Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 6 2 8 2
2016-2017 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0
2017-2018 TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 38 25 30 55 16
2017-2018 TPS Liiga 6 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 6 7 4 11 4 Playoffs 5 4 5 9 0
2017-2018 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 13 6 11 17 4
2017-2018 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 1 0 0 0 0
2017-2018 Finland U18 WJC-18 7 4 6 10 2
Draft Yr 2018-2019 TPS Liiga 45 22 16 38 10 Playoffs 5 4 1 5 0
Draft Yr 2018-2019 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 18 4 10 14 2
Draft Yr 2018-2019 TPS Champions HL 5 2 0 2 2 Playoffs 5 4 1 5 0
Draft Yr 2018-2019 Finland U20 WJC-20 7 2 3 5 0
Draft Yr 2018-2019 Finland (all) International 18 6 5 11 2
Draft Yr 2018-2019 Finland WC 10 6 1 7 0
Draft Yr 2018-2019 Finland EHT 2 0 2 2 0
2019-2020 New York Rangers NHL 66 10 13 23 14 771 28.60 40.80 -9.60 43.60 -4.20 0.54 0.70 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 New York Rangers NHL 48 9 8 17 10 604 53.70 55.20 8.70 54.10 7.90 0.60 1.29
2021-2022 New York Rangers NHL 43 7 11 18 10 570 59.50 50.90 5.90 50.20 6.40 0.63 1.58 Playoffs 19 2 3 5 0
2022-2023 New York Rangers NHL 28 5 4 9 6
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Active Contract

Signing Team New York Rangers logo
Signing Date July 28, 2022
Signing Status RFA
Agent Andrew Scott
Standard Contract | 2 Years $4,200,000 2.55% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $2,100,000 $2,100,000
RFA
AAV $2,100,000 $2,100,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,800,000 $2,400,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,800,000 $2,400,000
Minors Salary $1,800,000 $2,400,000
Clauses
UFA Year
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Contract History

Signing Team New York Rangers logo
Signing Date July 11, 2019
Agent Andrew Scott
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 1.13% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $3,575,000 $3,575,000 $3,575,000
Performance Bonuses $2,650,000 $2,650,000 $2,650,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
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UFA Year