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2017 NHL Draft Profile: Kasper Kotkansalo

06/19/2017, 11:15am CDT

2017 NHL Draft Profile of Sioux Falls Stampede defenseman Kasper Kotkansalo.


Name: Kasper Kotkansalo

Position: D

USHL Team: Sioux Falls Stampede

NCAA Commitment: Boston University (Hockey East)

Youth Team: Espoo Blues Jr.

Hometown: Espoo, Finland

USHL Stats

Bio: Named to NHL Central Scouting Future List (7/26/16)...  C-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting Preliminary List (10/4/16)...  Announced commitment to Boston University (10/15/16)...  C-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch List (11/16/16)...  Named to USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (12/13/16)...  Ranked 89th among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings (1/18/17)...  Ranked 92nd among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings (4/11/17)

Twitter: @KKotkansalo

Instagram: kotkis


2017 NHL Draft Hub


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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