Jesperi Kotkaniemi Stats
- Height / Weight
- 74 / 201 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/6/2000 (23)
Jesperi Kotkaniemi Last 10 Games
Jesperi Kotkaniemi News
Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi provided two goals as the team took full control of the second-round series against New Jersey with a 6-1 victory Friday. Following a goalless opening period, Kotkaniemi struck a power-play goal early in the second frame and added an even-strength tally just 2:23 later. Kotkaniemi led all skaters with six shots on goal and had one block and two hits with a plus-two rating in 14:26 of action. The Finnish forward has now scored in back-to-back games and all of his four points this postseason have come in the last four games.
Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi picked up three points as the team's offense sparked back to life in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over Winnipeg. The Hurricanes had gone scoreless in each of their last two games and boasted just one goal across three outings before things started to click again Tuesday. Kotkaniemi scored twice and had one assist. These are his first points in five games after Kotkaniemi put on an incredible show with a five-point effort against Tampa Bay on March 5. He has 33 points across 66 games for the season and will hope to find more consistency over the final few weeks of the season as a member of the second line.
Carolina Hurricanes center Jesperi Kotkaniemi finished with one goal and four assists in Sunday's 6-0 victory against the Lightning. Kotkaniemi's line carried the offensive production for the Hurricanes, as he contributed to all three of forward Teuvo Teravainen's goals in the contest. Kotkaniemi's great offensive display brings his season totals to 12 goals and 18 assists through 61 games, although he remains a streaming option in deeper fantasy formats while playing on the second line.
Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi had his third multi-point game of the season Wednesday versus Buffalo, collecting two assists in a big 5-1 win. He picked up his first helper just 2:35 into the game on the power play with a nice cross-ice pass to Sebastian Aho, who scored in a career-high sixth consecutive game, and Kotkaniemi's second assist came when Stefan Noesen made it 2-0 in the middle of the first frame. He was quiet in front of the net himself, finishing with no shots on goal, and tallied a plus-one rating for the game in 13:52 of ice time. Kotkaniemi went through some dark times in January, but he finished the month well and has picked up some momentum with four points in four games. He headed into the All-Star break with seven goals and 20 points to his name in 51 games.