The New York Rangers have signed Kaapo Kakko to a two-year contract, the staff introduced on Thursday. According to Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the deal is value $2.1 million yearly.
The Rangers chosen Kaako with the No. 2 total choose within the 2019 NHL Draft following a formidable exhibiting as a teen taking part in in Finland’s prime skilled league.
He cracked the Rangers’ roster instantly as an 18-year-old in 2019-20 and scored 10 targets and 23 factors throughout 66 video games as a rookie. Since then, Kakko has scored 16 targets and 35 factors in 91 video games over his final two seasons.
Kakko was a restricted free agent this summer season following the conclusion of his entry-level contract. He’ll once more be a restricted free agent when this deal expires after the 2023-24 season.