Rasmus Kupari

by Peter Harling on March 3, 2018

 

Rasmus Kupari, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 163

Born: 2000-03-15

Hometown: Kotka, FIN

Drafted: 2018 NHL Draft eligible

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2018 – Kupari is a highly skilled, playmaking center. He is undersized, but is a strong skater with a high hockey IQ and hockey sense that makes him a dangerous offensive player and a reliable defensive player. Kupari started his draft year with a solid showing for Finland at the Ivan Hlinka scoring two goals and seven points in four games. He started the season playing at the pro level in Liiga despite being drafted by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the CHL Import Draft, but after struggling somewhat with 12 points in 35 games was subsequently loaned to Hermes in the Mestis. Don’t be discouraged by this apparent set back as an undersized 17-year-old, undersized player it simply means Kupari needs more development time before he is pro ready. Kupari was also included on the Finnish World Junior team as an underage player, but was held pointless despite displaying his high skill set. Kupari has a high ceiling, and drawing comparisons to countryman Sebastian Aho gives you an indication of his upside, but he is a long term investment.  Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Highly skilled, undersized playmaking center.

 

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