Finnish defenseman Oliwer Kaski could be Yzerman's first signing

Oliwer Kaski (Getty)

DETROIT – He is a defenseman (righthanded), putting up forward-like numbers in Finland's top league. He was undrafted by NHL teams, and now they're lining up for him.

Oliwer Kaski, 23, has been tearing it up in SM-liiga, or the Finnish Elite League, Finland's top pro hockey league. The defenseman scored 19 goals and 32 assists for 51 points in 59 games played this season with the Lahti Pelicans.

Anyway, if this becomes official it would be Steve Yzerman's first signing as Red Wings general manager. Kaski could add to Detroit's defense right away ...


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