Kasimir Kaskisuo

by Jason Banks on April 20, 2017

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Kasimir Kaskisuo, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-03

Weight: 201

Born: 1993-10-02

Hometown: Espoo, Finland

Drafted: Signed as Free Agent by Toronto Maple Leafs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2017 – After an uneventful experience in the ECHL during the regular season, Kaskisuo was summoned to help fill holes for the Marlies leading up to the playoffs. He has a great grasp on the game, and is well suited to the speed and skilled players he is facing. The extremities are quick, but he has a tendency of over committing and sliding out of position, once he figures out efficiency in his movements and shows he can handle a larger work load his upside could be very attractive. He will be an AHL player full-time next season and depending on how the organization acts this summer, he could be on the inside track to a very attractive development opportunity. He may see some AHL playoff action and is eligible to return to the ECHL playoffs if Orlando goes beyond the Marlies. Jason Banks

 

March 2016 – With players dropping out of the NCAA fast and furious, the Maple Leafs quickly jumped on a Finnish 22-year-old. Kaskisuo was likely thrust on the radar as he was watched closely by Leaf scouts as they would have been constantly assessing his teammates and already organizationally owned prospects Tony Cameranesi and Dominic Toninato, but apparently there were multiple suitors. The rather impressive numbers would catch many eyes as he placed in the top 10 of NCAA Division-1 goalies in GAA amongst those that played 25 or more games despite having a below average team. The scouting report I have received reads: typical Finnish developed style that plays lower to the ice for quicker “sealing” and a wider flare, full of natural talent for the position that is very strong on the blocker side and moves very smoothly. He has signed a two-year entry level deal that takes effect next season. Like most others he also signed a ‘tryout’ contract in the AHL and will likely get a couple games before the end of the season for the Marlies, where I hope to get more of a first-hand viewing of him. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

With the murky organization situation with goaltending currently, it is hard to assess where he sits amongst the other prospects. The good news is the organization holds no standouts so there is very good opportunity for him to break through sooner than later

 

Footage:

 

Earth shattering behind the back catch while crossing the crease:

 

 

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