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.
Weight: 214 pounds
Entering 2018-19, he found his way onto North American ice with Iowa.