May 24, 2022

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Hurricanes: Also with Sebastian Aho, Jesperi Cotkanimi slows production

Hurricanes: Also with Sebastian Aho, Jesperi Cotkanimi slows production

Although he sits on the left wing of the Carolina Hurricanes top line, former Montreal Canadians color bearer Jesperi Kotkanimi is struggling to get ahead of the attack.

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After the first two games of the campaign, Finn was still looking for the first point and had a difference of -1 despite his team winning every game.

Sure, the Hurricanes beat the New York Islands 6-3 on Thursday and the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Saturday.

Placed on the finish line by Sebastian Aho and Martin Necas, Kotkanimi had a similar start to the last campaign. He was kept in check for his first three games in 2020-21, before scoring his fourth goal and assist against Vancouver Canucks.

This time, you should not wait for Game 4 on the regular calendar before the “KK” valves open. His Carolina debut was limited to 11:47, and by 12:09 on Saturday, Kotkanimi hoped his head coach Rod Brind’Amar would be more generous with regard to use time.

He impressed at camp, however, with a goal against Lightning in the pre-season:

Kotkanimi, who has been satisfied with three shots so far, should be more credible. The third choice in the 2018 entry draft collected 20 points last season.

-After Thursday’s interview, the Canadian will visit Hurricanes twice, on December 30 and March 31.

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