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Fantasy Summary

Gifted offensive center with strong skating and stickhandling. Needs to improve his defensive game and on-puck habits, but could be a top-six producer at the NHL level.


Observations

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May 2022 – Kaskimäki had a successful draft-year campaign, scoring 19 goals and adding 21 assists in 31 U20 games in Finland and scoring his first two professional points in the Liiga, earning a goal and an assist in four games for HIFK. The prospect also wore an A at the U18 Worlds, scoring four points in six gams for Finland at the tournament.

A high-end skater with good puck skills, Kaskimäki weaves in and out of pressure very well, and mans the transition quite well. He can connect plays at high speeds and make himself an option off the puck, while having the one-on-one skill to be a handful for defenders, especially at the junior level. His defensive game and vision need to come quite a long way for him to stick as a center at the pro level, and projects better as a winger given his strengths and weaknesses, but Kaskimäki is definitely worth a top-75 pick as a result of his high offensive ceiling. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country FIN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 6, 2004
Height 6‘0”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2018-2019 Jokipojat U16U16 SM-sarja Q27 17 2037 10|        
  Jokipojat U16U16 SM-sarja18 12 1224 6|Playoffs2 3 14
 2019-2020 Jokipojat U16U16 SM-sarja Q12 9 1423 8|        
  Jokipojat U16U16 SM-sarja6 7 916 4|        
  Jokipojat U18U18 Mestis Q18 22 2648 4|        
  Finland U16 YOG4 0 11 4|        
  Jokipojat U18U18 Mestis7 10 717 4|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr17 4 48 10|        
 2020-2021 HIFK U18U18 SM-sarja3 2 02 2|