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Top 25 Under 25: Kaapo Kähkönen is #7 in his final year on the list

At number seven, Kaapo Kähkönen is the highest ranked goalie on the list this year. The Iowa Wild’s top goaltender last year heads into the 2020-21 season with a brand new two-year deal.

Drafted out of Finland, Kähkönen was billed as aggressive goalie with the type of frame that is normally coveted by NHL teams. At 6-foot-2 and 214 pounds, he’s got the height and size of a big-league goaltender. He excelled in Liiga, Finland’s top league, putting up strong numbers and really serving as the workhorse for his club.

Age: 24

Weight: 214 pounds

Entering 2018-19, he found his way onto North American ice with Iowa.