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LA Kings Prospect Profiles: Kasper Simontaival

Kasper Simontaival played his U16 through U20 hockey with Tappara in Finland. He dominated his second U16 season, posting 42 goals and 20 assists through just 22 games. He played his first two games of U20 hockey in the 2017-18 season, and went on to continue to impress in the 2018-19 season with the U20 team — he recorded nine goals and 18 assists in 27 games.
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LA Kings’ Samuel Helenius, Kasper Simontaival selected to Finland’s WJC team

LA Kings prospects Kasper Simontaival and Samuel Helenius will represent Team Finland in the 2022 World Junior Championships. The 2022 World Junior Championships will take place on December 26th, 2021 through January 5th, 2022 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta Canada, featuring ten national teams in a round-robin style tournament. Only players under the age of twenty are eligible to participate, and it looks like the LA Kings will be very well represented.
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Watch: Kasper Simontaival scores twice in KalPa debut

I said it in the subtweet to the above, but I love this play for a variety of reasons. Simontaival’s forechecking created the errant pass and was there for the put-back off the deflection. A good start for the young forward. But wait, there’s more!. With approximately four minutes remaining...
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