New York is making it official.
The Rangers on Thursday introduced they’ve agreed to phrases with ahead Kaapo Kakko on his entry-level contract.
Kakko, a Finland native, was chosen second general in final month’s draft behind Jack Hughes, who went to the Devils at No. 1.
Phrases of the deal weren’t revealed.
Kakko, 18, had 22 targets and 38 factors in 45 video games with TPS in Finland’s Liiga final season. He totaled the third-best scoring season by an under-18 participant in Liiga historical past.
He additionally added six targets and one help in 10 video games as he helped Finland take house gold on the world hockey championship earlier this yr.