New York Rangers ink No. 2 overall NHL draft pick Kaapo Kakko to entry-level contract

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Kaapo Kakko on the ice during the first day of New York Rangers development camp June 24, 2019 at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Conn.
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Kaapo Kakko, the No. 2 overall selection in last month’s NHL Draft, has officially agreed to contract terms with the New York Rangers, the team announced Thursday.

According the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement, the length of an entry-level contract for a player between the ages of 18-21 is three years. Kakko is 18.

Capfriendly.com reported that the three-year deal is worth an average annual value of $3,575,000. The total salary per year is $925,000, which is the number that counts against the salary cap, plus Kakko can receive an additional $2,650,000 in bonuses each season.

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Kaapo Kakko during the first day of New York Rangers development camp June 24, 2019 at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Conn.  (Photo: Tania Savayan/The Journal News)

The highly-touted Finnish forward is expected to step right into the Rangers’ lineup for the 2019-20 season.

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