Kalle Kossila

by Lucas Main on September 3, 2017

Kalle Kossila - photo courtesy: ducks.nhl.com

Kalle Kossila, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 174

Born: 1993-04-14

Hometown:  Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Drafted: Undrafted – Signed as a Free Agent with Anaheim Ducks

 

Observations:

September 2017 – During his end of the year interviews, Murray said he wants to infuse more youth into his line-up, and Kossila could be a beneficiary of this. He has a high hockey IQ and is solid in his own end. He played one game in the show last season and finished with 48 points in 65 games during his first professional season in the AHL. Give him another year in the minors and then I see him being groomed as a third line, two-way center. Lucas Main

 

June 2016 – After four productive NCAA years at St. Cloud State, Kalle Kossila signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Anaheim Ducks.  Kossila put together an impressive NCAA resume with 48 goals and 105 assists in 157 career games with the Huskies, good for second all-time in assists and sixth in points.  Kossila was a 2015-16 NCHC Second Team All-Conference Selection en route to an NCHC championship. Zachary DeVine

 

The talented pivot stepped in with the San Diego Gulls late in the season and recorded two goals and two assists before scoring two goals in seven postseason games.  Kossila showed at the AHL level responsible play as a center and was noticeably good in the face off dot.  He has patience with the puck and has good on-ice vision but can be out-muscled by larger opponents and his hits in the corners were mostly ineffective, but his skills with the puck made his wingers better.  His play with Ondrej Kase immediately clicked and should form a solid duo next year for the Gulls.

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Versatile center that can play anywhere in a line-up with NHL middle-six upside

 

Footage:

Kalle Kossila scores his first professional goal:

 

 

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