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Kasperi Kapanen
European Skater
Kalpa, FINLAND
Final Rank:  1 Midterm Rank:  1
Position:  Right Wing Shoots:  Right
Height:  5' 11" Weight:  180
Born:  July 23, 1996 Hometown:  Kuopio, Finland
Birthplace:  Kuopio, FIN
Drafted:  PIT (1st Round / 22nd Overall)
 • Kapanen has played the past two seasons on the same team as his father, former NHL player Sami, for Kalpa of the Finnish Elite League. Sami was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the fourth round (87th overall) of the 1995 NHL Draft, and totaled 458 points in 831 games with the Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers. “It’s pretty incredible. I can’t describe what it feels like to see him every day on the ice and be on the ice with him. But when we’re on the ice I see him as a teammate, but when we go home and eat dinner I see him as a father.”

• He finished second among all players with five goals, including the game-winner in the bronze-medal game against Russia at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship in Sochi. He also led Finland with 3-6—9 in five games at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Kapanen was selected to Team Finland at the 2014 World Junior Championship, but was unable to play due to injury.

• Kapanen lists Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Kimmo Timonen as some of his favorite NHL players -- all three were teammates of his father while he played for the Flyers.

• His grandfather, Hannu Kapanen, was a forward for five seasons with Jokerit and HIFK, and also played for Finland at the 1976 Canada Cup and 1976 Olympics.

NEWS

KAPANEN, NYLANDER HEADLINE EUROPEAN RANKINGS (click here)

FAVORITES


NHL team: Philadelphia Flyers
NHL player: Alex Ovechkin
Shootout move: "I like to take a quick shot to the five hole or go backhand, forehand and high glove."
Goal celebration: "Just put my hands in the air and yell and shout I guess."
Video game: Call of Duty or NHL 14
Movie: The Hangover
Actor: Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Basketball

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2012-2013
KALPA
FINLAND
13
4
0
4
2
2012-2013
KALPA JR.
FINLAND-JR.
36
14
15
29
16
2012-2013
KALPA U18
FINLAND-JR. U18
2
2
2
4
0
2013-2014
KALPA
FINLAND
47
7
7
14
10
2013-2014
KALPA U18
FINLAND-JR. U18
2
5
1
6
0




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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