Kaapo Kakko of Finland celebrates with the trophy after the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship gold medal game between Canada and Finland on May 26, 2019 in Bratislava.
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World Juniors 2019
VICKERS: Kaapo Kakko Turns in Golden Performance at Worlds; Forcing Tough Decision at No. 1 Overall

KOSICE, Slovakia — Kaapo Kakko turned in quite the performance at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, no doubt. Golden, for the second time in just over four months.

And there’s plenty of reason to be excited if you’re a fan of the New Jersey Devils or New York Rangers. Both teams will land a hell of a prospect at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 21st.

Both fan-bases are going to have quite the time rooting on their newest prospect. But whom either is cheering for won’t be resolved for another month.

Kakko, at least in the early going, turned the World Championship into his playground, scoring highlight reel goal after highlight reel goal.

As such, the 18-year-old finished among lofty names in the goal-scoring department at the tournament — locked with the likes of Art Ross Trop

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