April 2, 2023

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The fate of Jesperi Kotkanimi will be decided today

The fate of Jesperi Kotkanimi will be decided today

Last Saturday, The Hurricanes gave 21-year-old Finn a contract A year and worth $ 6.1 million.

Since Kotkanimi is a free agent with compensation, the Canadian can offer him a similar contract or let him go to Carolina.

If he rejects that option, Hubs will receive a hurricane first-round pick and a third-round pick next year.

When a negative offer is filed, the team that has the player rights without a contract will have one week to respond. The Hurricanes announced their offer to the public at 5:39 pm last Saturday – in a French tweet.

The hostile offer in the NHL is a very rare maneuver. It is even more rare for it to work. The last time such a deal was struck was in 2007 when the Anaheim ducks left Dustin Penner in Edmonton.

The Canadians 2018 first round pick, ranked 3rd overall, Kotkaneemi played 171 games in the NHL. His record includes 62 points, including 22 goals.

He is one of only two players to play a total of 56 games on the COVID-cut schedule.

However, head coach Dominic Ducharm Set it aside A few times during the playoffs, especially for the last two games Stanley Cup Final.

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