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.