Kaapo Kahkonen

Kaapo Kahkonen

25-Year-Old GoalieG
San Jose Sharks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Kahkonen acquitted himself fairly well in his first full NHL season in 2020-21, posting a 16-8-0 record to go along with a 2.89 GAA and a .902 save percentage while serving as Cam Talbot's backup. The Finn was the AHL Goaltender of the Year in 2019-20, so the fact he proved he can play at the highest level shouldn't come as a complete surprise. Kahkonen is just 25 years of age so there is theoretical long-term upside here, but Talbot is signed for two more years at a reasonable cap hit of $3.6 million and that leaves Kahkonen in a clear backup role as we head into the 2021-22 campaign. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract with the Wild in October of 2020. Traded to the Sharks in March of 2022.
On wrong end of shutout
GSan Jose Sharks
April 29, 2022
Kahkonen stopped 28 of 30 shots in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Kraken. The third goal was an empty-netter.
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Kahkonen received no support as the Sharks' offense didn't show up for the season finale. The 25-year-old didn't take much of a step forward in his second full NHL campaign. He ended the season at 14-14-4 with a 2.87 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 36 appearances between the Sharks and the Wild. The Finn is set for restricted free agency this summer, and he may have to settle for a two-way contract with James Reimer and Adin Hill (lower body) both locked in for next season.
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Kahkonen was originally expected to enter the season as Minnesota's third goaltender behind Cam Talbot and Alex Stalock, but Stalock was deemed out indefinitely in mid-December with an upper-body injury, which opened the door for Kahkonen to at least begin the 2020-21 campaign as Talbot's backup. The 24-year-old Finn spent most of the 2019-20 season in the minors, compiling a 25-6-5 record while posting an impressive 2.07 GAA and .927 save percentage in 34 appearances, but he also made five starts for the big club, going 3-1-1 while registering a respectable .913 save percentage. If Stalock ends up being ruled out long term, Kahkonen will be worth a look in the later rounds of fantasy drafts as a young netminder with legitimate upside.
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Starting in Seattle
GSan Jose Sharks
April 29, 2022
Kahkonen will start Friday on the road against the Kraken, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
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No luck against Ducks
GSan Jose Sharks
April 26, 2022
Kahkonen allowed four goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
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Facing Ducks on Tuesday
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April 26, 2022
Kahkonen will start Tuesday against visiting Anaheim, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
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Gets second win with new team
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April 23, 2022
Kahkonen made 27 saves in a 4-1 win over Chicago on Saturday.
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In goal versus Chicago
GSan Jose Sharks
April 23, 2022
Kahkonen will guard the home goal Saturday versus the Blackhawks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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