New York is making it official.
The Rangers on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on his entry-level contract.
Kakko, a Finland native, was selected second overall in last month’s draft behind Jack Hughes, who went to the Devils at No. 1.
Terms of the deal were not revealed.
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Kakko, 18, had 22 goals and 38 points in 45 games with TPS in Finland’s Liiga last season. He totaled the third-best scoring season by an under-18 player in Liiga history.
He also added six goals and one assist in 10 games as he helped Finland take home gold at the world hockey championship earlier this year.