Rangers sign Kakko to ELC

The New York Rangers have signed prized prospect Kaapo Kakko to an entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

New York drafted Kakko with the second overall pick in June's draft. He's expected to make an immediate impact at the NHL level for the rebuilding Rangers.

Kakko had a gigantic draft year, setting a Finnish league record for goals by a player aged 18 or younger. He also scored the golden goal to lead Finland to a world junior title and dominated the World Championship in May, posting six goals in 10 games en route to another gold medal.

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