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Kasperi Kapanen

Born:July 23, 1996Draft:2014 Penguins #22 Overall
Hometown:Kuopio, FinlandPosition:Right Wing/Left Wing
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:FinlandCurrent Team:Pittsburgh Penguins

Samu Kasperi Kapanen (born 23 July 1996) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He made his Liiga debut playing with KalPa during the 2012–13 SM-liiga season. Kapanen was selected by the Penguins in the first round, 22nd overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. On 1 July 2015, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs; he was traded back to the Penguins five years later.

On 12 January 2013, Kapanen played alongside his father Sami Kapanen in a SM-liiga game.

Kasperi Kapanen St. Louis Blues
Kasperi Kapanen, St. Louis Blues (Photo by Rick Ulreich/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Kasperi Kapanen Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
July 1, 20151st-Round Pick
(Sam Steel)
3rd-Round Pick
(James Greenway)
Scott Harrington
Nick Spaling
2nd-Round Pick
(Kasper Bjorkqvist)
Tyler Biggs
Tim Erixon
Phil Kessel
Aug. 25, 2020Pontus Aberg
Jesper Lindgren
1st-Round Pick
(Rodion Amirov)
Filip Hallander
Evan Rodrigues
Dave Warsofsky

Deeper Dive


  • 2x AHL All-Star Game (2017, 2018)
  • AHL Player of the Week (Oct. 16, 2016)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (2016)
  • U20 WJC Scorer of the Championship Winning Goal (2016)
  • U18 WJC Bronze Medal (2013)
  • U20 SM-liiga Rookie of the Month (December, 2012)
  • U18 SM-sarja Rookie of the Year (Heino Pulli Award) (2012)
  • YOG Gold Medal (2012)
  • U16 Huippu-Pohjola Camp Roster (KalPa) (2011)