Position: Center / Left Wing
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 174
REPORT: ILVES @ HIFK U18, NOVEMBER 21, 202O
Kaskimäki made an impact on both sides of the puck. He was light on his skates, he kept his feet moving and had multiple takeaways. On his first goal he stole the puck away, displayed quality puck control and outwaited the goalie before finishing patiently. He generated another scoring chance in the first period as he tried to score a between-the-legs goal, but the Ilves goalie was sharp and made a good save. He has situational toughness and defenders need to be alert because he’s so quick to put pressure and force turnovers. He is a strong, smooth skater with a superb glide and he changes direction well. Kaskimäki also put his shot on display in this game. He had a tricky and quick release on his wrist shot and he could change the shooting angle. He finished the game with two goals and had a great performance on HIFK’s first line. He is versatile, energetic and can play any style of the game.