Kalle Kossila

Anaheim Ducks
Orange County Register

Fantasy Summary

Versatile center that can play anywhere in a line-up with NHL middle-six upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 14, 1993
Height 5‘10”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

November 2018 – After an impressive two game return in the AHL, Kossila has been called up to the big club. He will most likely center an energy line but with his creativity and hands he could see some PP2 time as Anaheim doesn’t have a ton of offensive forwards at the moment.  Lucas Main

October 2018 – Kossila, originally thought to be out until at least the end of November, has been activated from IR and sent to San Diego. In his debut, he started in the middle of Troy Terry and Chase De Leo on the top line and didn’t skip a beat. He scored the game-tying goal late in the third period to cap a four goal comeback by the Gulls. With all the injuries the Ducks have, he could earn a call up, but he won’t get many offensive minutes unless Getzlaf or Steel are out of the lineup. Lucas Main

June 2018 – Another Ducks prospect who got a handful of games because of all the injuries this season. Kossila spent late October and all of November with the squad and had a goal and an assist in 10 games. After that, he played in 55 total games for the Gulls, scoring 21 goals and 54 points. He has had two good years in the A so look for him to come out buzzing in camp this summer and battle for a spot on the roster. He is a guy who can play up and down the lineup, but when everyone is healthy, look for him on a scoring third line. Lucas Main

September 2017 – During his end of the year interviews, Murray said he wants to infuse more youth into his line-up, and Kossila could be a beneficiary of this. He has a high hockey IQ and is solid in his own end. He played one game in the show last season and finished with 48 points in 65 games during his first professional season in the AHL. Give him another year in the minors and then I see him being groomed as a third line, two-way center. Lucas Main

June 2016 – After four productive NCAA years at St. Cloud State, Kalle Kossila signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Anaheim Ducks.  Kossila put together an impressive NCAA resume with 48 goals and 105 assists in 157 career games with the Huskies, good for second all-time in assists and sixth in points.  Kossila was a 2015-16 NCHC Second Team All-Conference Selection en route to an NCHC championship. Zachary DeVine

The talented pivot stepped in with the San Diego Gulls late in the season and recorded two goals and two assists before scoring two goals in seven postseason games.  Kossila showed at the AHL level responsible play as a center and was noticeably good in the face off dot.  He has patience with the puck and has good on-ice vision but can be out-muscled by larger opponents and his hits in the corners were mostly ineffective, but his skills with the puck made his wingers better.  His play with Ondrej Kase immediately clicked and should form a solid duo next year for the Gulls.


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Jokerit U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 26 6 12 18 4 | Playoffs 8 3 8 11
 2009-2010 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 9 2 1 3 2 |          
  Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 24 8 15 23 8 | Playoffs 11 5 6 11
 2010-2011 Blues U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 5 4 10 14 2 | Playoffs 4 3 4 7
  Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 30 8 11 19 6 | Playoffs 12 3 5 8
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 8 1 1 2 2 |          
 2011-2012 Blues U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 32 20 37 57 22 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 6 3 3 6 2 |          
 2012-2013 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 39 15 18 33 12 |          
 2013-2014 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 38 13 27 40 16 |          
 2014-2015 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 39 6 20 26 29 |          
 2015-2016 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 41 14 40 54 14 |          
  San Diego Gulls AHL 6 2 2 4 0 | Playoffs 7 2 0 2
 2016-2017 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  San Diego Gulls AHL 65 14 34 48 8 | Playoffs 10 2 4 6
 2017-2018 Anaheim Ducks NHL 10 1 1 2 0 |          
  San Diego Gulls AHL 55 21 33 54 26 |          
 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8 1 0 1 4 |          
  San Diego Gulls AHL 35 13 18 31 12 |          

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