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Aleksanteri
Kaskimaki

A center who is able to push the pace of play with his strong skating and speed, Aleksanteri Kaskimaki can drive transitions through the neutral zone when carrying the puck. He has flashy elements to his game and plays at a high tempo. His ability to maintain his speed even when controlling the puck makes…

Date of Birth
February 6, 2004
Position
Center
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Espoo, FIN  
Shoots
Left
Weight
181 lbs
Draft Result
3/73 (STL)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 16/22 Kaskimaki Aleksanteri 23878 – Lukko U20 vs. HIFK U20 U20 SM-sarja by Wige Karle View Report
Nov 28/21 Kaskimaki Aleksanteri 22857 – Czech Republic vs. Finland 5NATIONS by Rasmus Tornqvist View Report
Nov 17/21 Kaskimaki Aleksanteri 22808 – HIFK U20 VS. Karpat U20 U20 SM-sarja by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 16/21 Kaskimaki Aleksanteri 22797 – HIFK U20 vs. Karpat U20 U20 SM-sarja by Rasmus Tornqvist View Report
Oct 11/21 Kaskimaki Aleksanteri 22601 – HIFK U20 vs. JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja by Brandon Holmes View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 HIFK liiga 11 0 0 0 0 -5 2
2022-2023 HIFK U20 u20-sm-sarja 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
2021-2022 HIFK liiga 4 1 1 2 0.5 2 0
2021-2022 HIFK U18 u18-sm-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 HIFK U20 u20-sm-sarja 31 19 21 40 1.29 19 20
2020-2021 HIFK U18 u18-sm-sarja 3 2 0 2 0.67 2
2020-2021 HIFK U20 u20-sm-sarja 13 1 1 2 0.15 -4 0
July 9, 2022
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February 1, 2022
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December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft

A center who is able to push the pace of play with his strong skating and speed, Aleksanteri Kaskimaki can drive transitions through the neutral zone when carrying the puck. He has flashy elements to his game and plays at a high tempo. His ability to maintain his speed even when controlling the puck makes him difficult to defend against as he can weave in and out of traffic and create space for himself, or his teammates by drawing attackers away. Because teams have to respect this speed, he is given time and space to use his high-end vision to set up dangerous scoring chances through the use of crisp and accurate passes. With how much space and time he’s allotted, he could improve how consistently he’s able to take advantage of his situations. He would benefit from reading the play better on breakouts as his timing can be off, making it challenging for defenders to get him outlet passes. With a very clear offensive mindset, he also has a tendency to take shots into traffic that lead to blocks and changes of possession. Learning how to be more responsible with his shot selection is an important area of his game that he must improve on to be more effective at driving offense. His off-puck play is inconsistent at times, too, as he’ll get caught being a pedestrian if he’s not driving the rush. There’s no questioning his talent when he has the puck, it’s his play away from it that needs some refinement for him to be an excellent two-way forward. He has a lot of upside in his game that can be realized if his game matures. His transition ability may fly under the radar, but if he can translate this ability to the NHL Kaskimaki will be an effective player who has great advanced metrics and can contribute offensively.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide