Penguins send top pick Kasperi Kapanen back to Finland

Kasperi Kapanen, the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, made a pretty good case for himself to stick with the big club, but the organization will take a more patient approach. The Pens announced Kapanen has been reassigned to KalPa, his pro club in Finland. The 18-year-old son of former NHLer Sami Kapanen acquainted himself well during the preseason...
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Kasperi Kapanen shined at the Development camp

Not sure if it is just hype, but Kapanen was the star at prospect camp. Via He’s even better than I thought he would be,” Guerin said. “So I was very happy with him. He’s just high-end talent, high-end speed. He’s a very, very mature kid for his age. Obviously, having his father [Sami Kapanen] playing so many years in the NHL and playing with him and brining him...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kapanen wows Penguins brass at development camp

Kasperi Kapanen understands any expectations of making the Pittsburgh Penguins' opening-night roster could be unrealistic, but the forward is prepared to defy the odds. Kapanen, Pittsburgh's first-round pick (No. 22) in the 2014 NHL Draft, skated at Consol Energy Center for the first time this week during the Penguins' development camp. The 17-year-old began the week...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens pick Finnish winger Kapanen in 1st round of NHL Entry Draft

Jim Rutherford kept the pick, and he hopes he landed a falling star at the NHL Entry Draft. With his first pick as Penguins general manager, Rutherford authorized the selection of Finnish winger Kasperi Kapanen on Friday night. A frenzied crowd of booing Philadelphians temporarily halted their deafening jeering of Penguins brass on the stage for the introduction of Kapanen, who...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Penguins draft a European forward: Kasperi Kapanen

For the first time in ten years the Penguins drafted a European forward. The Penguins drafted the Finnish born Kasperi Kapanen. ISS Hockey ranked him as the 13th best player available overall. And he was also rated as the number one European skater available. From Hockey’s Future: Talent Analysis Kasperi Kapanen plays a cerebral game with the skills and speed to allow him to make...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins 2014 1st Round Draft Pick & Prospect Kasperi Kapanen (Video)

  The Pittsburgh Penguins have been needing to address their issue for wingers and perhaps got a steal with their selection of Kasperi Kapanen. Jesse Marshall (Owner/Operator of mentioned Kapnen’s quick release and great accuracy as his biggest strengths. Kasperi is the son of former NHLer Sami Kapanen (who spent time playing for the Carolina when current Penguins...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Select Kasperi Kapanen with 22nd Overall Pick

Photo Credit: Lehtikuva With the 22nd pick overall in the first round, the Penguins took winger Kasperi Kapanen from KalPa (Sm-Liiga).  The 5’10, 179 lbs. winger is the son of former NHL player Sami Kapanen.  Per, Kapanen is a small and slippery with very creative hands and impressive 1-on-1 arsenal. He has a decent shot with good release but needs added velocity...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Preview: Targets for Flyers at 17

  #167709362 / All eyes are on Philadelphia on Friday night for the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. The hockey world fixates on the first overall pick, as some of the NHL’s current stars are products of the top pick in the draft. For fans of the Orange and Black, the focus is on the 17th overall pick, where the Flyers select first on Friday night.  There...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft Rankings: Nikolaj Ehlers Leads Deep Class Of Wingers

The 2014 NHL draft class is deepest on the wings, where general managers will have their choice of power forwards, pure goal scorers and reliable two-way players. Not many of these players can be expected to make an immediate impact during the 2014-15 NHL season, but the potential is present in all of them. Let’s take a look at the best wingers in this year’s draft. 1) Nikolaj...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Virtanen, Ritchie on Leafs radar

If there can be any positives taken out of the collapse of the Toronto Maple Leafs this season it's the fact the fell right into a top ten draft pick. The Leafs will be picking eighth at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on June 23-24 in Philadelphia. Although the draft is still a couple months away, and quite a few moves could (and probably will) happen before then. I'm going to...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Bennett again tops NHL Central Scouting ranks

Sam Bennett enters draft season as the top-rated prospect by NHL Central Scouting. (CP Photo) While there is a cream of the crop at the top of the NHL prospect list this year, Sam Bennett kept his title as top overall prospect. With seasons winding down in the NHL and at the major junior level, NHL Central Scouting has unveiled their year-end rankings for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kasperi Kapanen Scores Amazing Between-The-Legs Game-Winner

17-year-old Kasperi Kapanen (Sami Kapanen’s son) is eligible for this coming NHL Draft and this move will certainly have piqued some teams interests. This phenomenal end-to-end between-the-legs game-winner was scored during the B-juniors’ bronze medal game in Kuopio in Finland. Needless to say, that’s one helluva walk-off. [YouTube] The post Kasperi Kapanen Scores Amazing Between...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Draft Eligibles: Kasperi Kapanen set to continue the family legacy

Kasperi Kapanen is the top European prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft (Photo c/o  The average 17-18 year old person has many options when it comes to their future. Many chose to attend college to pursue a degree of their choice, while others head into the military or working field.   For 17-year old Kasperi Kapanen, taking up hockey for a living and continuing...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Draft Eligibles: European Preliminary Top 10

The European talent pool overall has been down over the last couple of years in my opinion, while the USHL and USNTDP have both strengthen. This year I think we could see a European invasion in first round. Kasperi Kapanen, Willie Nylander, and Jakub Vrana are the top three Euro’s for this draft right now.  Do two of the names sound familiar? Kasperi is the son of former NHLer...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Stepan heads to Finland

Another Ranger is heading overseas. This time around, it’s Derek Stepan, who will be heading to Finland to play with Kalpa Kuopio of SM-Liga. Off to play in Finland! #kalpa Notable NHLers on Kalpa are Sami Kapanen and Craig Smith (Nashville).   Tweet
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Sami Kapanen: Hurricane Sami

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December 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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