Kaapo Kakko put on a show at the World Hockey Championship and made many fans believe he could be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft.  The Devils didn't select him, though, choosing Jack Hughes instead and that left Kakko for the Rangers.


Monday, Kakko made his debut in the Traverse City Tournament for the Rangers and the 18-year-old didn't disappoint with three assists in regulation and the highlight-reel overtime winner thanks to a phenomenal individual effort.

Kakko is the future of the Rangers and wow, does the future look incredibly bright.

It's only a showcase game, but it's hard not to buy into the hype, much like it was hard not to buy into the hype of Kakko dominating for Finland on the international stage against NHL players.


(H/T: New York Rangers)