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

Transaction History
Jun 3, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the 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 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 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 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 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 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 Flyers.
Apr 9, 2022 Activated 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 Trade 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 Ducks.
Jan 6, 2022 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko posted an assist in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the 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 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 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 Devils.
Oct 28, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) will be in Friday's lineup against Columbus, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Oct 25, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (upper body) will not be available Monday against Calgary but is expected to play Friday against Columbus, 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 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 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 Stars.
Sep 23, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko (undisclosed) skated with Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome on the 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 Sabres.
Apr 11, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko notched an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the 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 Pittsburgh.
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 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 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 Sabres.
Mar 22, 2021 New York Rangers | Kaapo Kakko | Kakko was promoted from the taxi squad for Monday's game against the 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 Washington, 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 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 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 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 New Jersey, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports.
Mar 2, 2021 Activated 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 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 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 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 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 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 Activated 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 Boston, per CBS Sports.
Feb 9, 2021 Assigned 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 Assigned 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 Islanders.
Dec 19, 2019 Assigned New York Islanders | assigned LW Robert Carpenter to Bridgeport (AHL).
2021-2022 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 43 7 11 18 9 10 570 59.50 50.90 5.90 50.20 6.40 0.63 1.58
Kaapo Kakko Stats by Elite Prospects Kaapo Kakko Advanced Stats by
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
Kaapo Kakko Stats by Elite Prospects | Kaapo Kakko Advanced Stats by

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
Clauses
UFA Year