You’ve probably heard enough of Kaapo Kakko’s name by now, but you’re only going to hear it more and more as we get closer to the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old is expected to be one of the first two names off the board this summer and it’s easy to see why when you watch him play.
Finland and Denmark recently went head-to-head in an international friendly game and the highly touted prospect showed off his patience and playmaking abilities in an unusual way.
Kakko got the chance to put his team ahead on the breakaway but ended up getting denied. However, the youngster did a very good job sticking with the puck and managed to grab the rebound. Instead of throwing the puck in front of the net he held onto it for a few seconds before dishing it to a wide open Eemeli Suomi for an easy goal.