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July 2021 – Kaskisuo is signed to play for Leksands IF of the SHL for the 2021-2022 season. Pat Quinn


March 2020 – Kaskisuo saw just one game of NHL action during his call-up and allowed 6 goals in the showing. On the brighter side, his 0.909 sv% through 27 AHL starts has significantly outperformed his younger counterpart Joseph Woll through a similar number of games, maintaining his position in the Marlies’ crease. He has missed a few weeks of action with a rumored hand injury, but this isn’t expected to be a long-term detriment. Still, he is very much a stopgap solution until Woll or Scott can handle the AHL starter’s job, and the Leafs brought in a backup goalie with contract term indicating he is not under consideration at all. Hayden Soboleski


November 2019 – After disappointing performances by Michael Hutchinson, Kaskisuo has been called up to the Leafs and will get a shot as the NHL backup. He is unlikely to be the long-term plan as coach Babcock prefers his veterans, but he should get at least a few games to prove he can hold his own. Unexpected fantasy value could be had here if he sticks around. Hayden Soboleski


November 2019 – Kaskisuo seems to have carried his playoff groove with him this summer, currently sitting at a 0.936 sv% through five AHL starts so far. With touted rookie Woll nipping at his toes, he will have to stay sharp to keep his starter status, but right now he would be the likely call-up should injuries or a slump strike the Leafs crease. Hayden Soboleski


June 2019 – After a poor regular season, Kaskisuo might have saved his AHL career with his playoff performance. He posted a 0.927 sv% through 12 games and was the Marlies’ unofficial MVP after making it to the conference finals. He should be able to get a job as a 1B netminder in the fall, but that only happens in Toronto if Woll or Scott get sent to the ECHL for a heavier workload. Hayden Soboleski


April 2019 – Kaskisuo had a rough season with the Marlies, finishing with a 0.896 sv% through 30 starts. This was a similar workload to last year, but with worse results. With promising prospects in the pipeline to challenge him next season, its hard to imagine he gets the chance to play more in 2019-20. On the plus side, he’s had a dynamite AHL Playoffs so far, rocking a 0.958 sv% in  first-round sweep. Hayden Soboleski


October 2018 – When the Leafs made Sparks their NHL backup and lost Pickard and MacElhinney to waivers, Kaskisuo became the unintentional AHL starter for the Marlies. He has a good history of adapting to new leagues, so hopefully his rough start (.886 sv% in 2 games) is just a blip. If it does continue, it wouldn’t be surprising if the team brought in some competition to push him. Still a long-term project. Hayden Soboleski


Feb 2018 – When the Leafs acquired Calvin Pickard from Vegas, Kaskisuo was made the third goalie on the depth chart behind both Sparks and Pickard. Initially Kaskisuo was moved to the Orlando Solar Bears where he played two game before he was loaned out to the Chicago Wolves, the affiliate to the Vegas Golden Knights after they suffered a glut of goalie injuries. Kaskisuo has played 21 games with the Wolves and carries a 0.91 save percentage with and a 2.5 goals against average. Kaskisuo remains the property of the Toronto Maple Leafs but he has slipped down the depth chart a bit, and at 24 he becomes an RFA after this season. It is not clear that he will get a new contract with the Leafs. Brian Harling


April 2017 – After an uneventful experience in the ECHL during the regular season, Kaskisuo was summoned to help fill holes for the Marlies leading up to the playoffs. He has a great grasp on the game, and is well suited to the speed and skilled players he is facing. The extremities are quick, but he has a tendency of over committing and sliding out of position, once he figures out efficiency in his movements and shows he can handle a larger work load his upside could be very attractive. He will be an AHL player full-time next season and depending on how the organization acts this summer, he could be on the inside track to a very attractive development opportunity. He may see some AHL playoff action and is eligible to return to the ECHL playoffs if Orlando goes beyond the Marlies. Jason Banks


March 2016 – With players dropping out of the NCAA fast and furious, the Maple Leafs quickly jumped on a Finnish 22-year-old. Kaskisuo was likely thrust on the radar as he was watched closely by Leaf scouts as they would have been constantly assessing his teammates and already organizationally owned prospects Tony Cameranesi and Dominic Toninato, but apparently there were multiple suitors. The rather impressive numbers would catch many eyes as he placed in the top 10 of NCAA Division-1 goalies in GAA amongst those that played 25 or more games despite having a below average team. The scouting report I have received reads: typical Finnish developed style that plays lower to the ice for quicker “sealing” and a wider flare, full of natural talent for the position that is very strong on the blocker side and moves very smoothly. He has signed a two-year entry level deal that takes effect next season. Like most others he also signed a ‘tryout’ contract in the AHL and will likely get a couple games before the end of the season for the Marlies, where I hope to get more of a first-hand viewing of him. Jason Banks

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country FIN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 2, 1993
Height 6‘3”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2009-2010 Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja Q4 3.35 .904|      
  Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja13 2.99 .922|Playoffs3 2.37 .934
 2010-2011 Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja Q4 2.24 .937|      
  Jokerit U18U18 SM-sarja6 3.19 .911|Playoffs2 3.72 .910
  Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja6 2.51 .920|Playoffs2 2.43 .919
 2011-2012 Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja9 2.82 .888|Playoffs0 - -
  Bewe HockeyII-divisioona2 2.50 .915|      
 2012-2013 Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja13 2.72 .905|      
 2013-2014 Minnesota WildernessNAHL32 1.48 .944|Playoffs5 1.75 .943
 2014-2015 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA36 2.30 .917|      
 2015-2016 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA39 1.92 .923|      
  Toronto MarliesAHL2 2.40 .906|      
 2016-2017 Toronto MarliesAHL7 1.84 .934|Playoffs10 2.66 .892
  Orlando Solar BearsECHL32 3.45 .899|      
 2017-2018 Toronto MarliesAHL1 1.00 .963|      
  Orlando Solar BearsECHL2 3.91 .884|      
  Chicago WolvesAHL28 2.38 .914|      
 2018-2019 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL0 - -|      
  Toronto MarliesAHL30 3.07 .896|Playoffs12 2.14 .927
 2019-2020 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL1 6.00 .842|      
  Toronto MarliesAHL27 2.79 .909|      
 2020-2021 Nashville PredatorsNHL1 0.00 1.000|      
 2021-2022 Leksands IFSHL46 2.64 .910|Playoffs3 2.39 .911
  Leksands IFChampions HL4 2.50 .884|      
 2022-2023 Leksands IFSHL14 3.30 .880|Playoffs0 - -
 2023-2024 Laval RocketAHL13 2.90 .909|