JULY 1, 2022 – The London Knights have selected Finnish forward Kasper Halttunen with the 35th overall selection in the 2022 CHL Import Draft.
Halttunen, a native of Helsinki, Finland, spent the 2021-22 season with Jokerit U20 at just 16 years old. Halttunen put up impressive numbers with both Jokerit and the Finnish national teams. Halttunen recorded 3 goals, 2 assists, and 5 points through 6 games at the 2021 U-18 World Championships, including a clutch goal in the dying minutes to tie the game vs Canada.
Measuring in at 6’3, 192 lbs, Halttunen would add big size and versatility to the Knights forward core. “Really interesting package of size, puck skill, and an aggressive mentality. Gets very involved in many of his shifts” – Derek Neumeier.