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LONDON SIGNS KUOKKANEN

General Manager, Rob Simpson, is proud to announce that the London Knights have signed the team’s first round pick in the 2016 CHL Import Draft, Janne Kuokkanen to an OHL Standard Player’s Agreement.

Kuokkanen was taken 52nd overall in this year’s CHL Import Draft.  Coming from Karpat Oulu Jr. of the Jr. A SM-Liiga in Finland, Kuokkanen will look to follow up an impressive season, where the forward finished second in team scoring, registering 22 goals and 53 points in 47 games.

Kuokkanen, an Oulunsalo native, was a part of the gold medal U18 World Championship Finnish team where he scored seven points in seven games.

The 6’00.75’’, 175lb Centre/Left Winger was recently selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Kuokkanen will wear number 72 for the Knights next season.

A product of the Karpat hockey club from Oulu, Finland – one of the elite European hockey organizations – the London Knights Hockey Club would like to thank the management personnel of Karpat Oulu for their cooperation during this process and for their understanding of Janne Kuokkanen’s pursuit to play in North America.

JANNE KUOKKANEN
C/LW
Born – May 25, 1998 – Oulunsalo, FN
Height – 6.00.75 – Weight 175lbs – Shot L
Statistics
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2015-2016 Karpat Oulu Jr. Jr. A SM-Liiga 47 22 31 53 53
2016 U18 World Championships International 7 3 4 7 4
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