Yzerman gets top Finnish defenseman to sign

Oliwer Kaski of Finland during the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on May 25, 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Oliwer Kaski of Finland during the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on May 25, 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Oliwer Kaski to a one-year entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday.

This is no surprise as the news broke about this a couple of weeks ago. The difference now (other than it being official) is that Kaski just won the 2019 IIHF World Championship with Finland, addding even more to his resume.

The 23-year-old 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 ...

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