Tikkanen and Sather discussed taking Kakko with Rangers 2nd overall pick

Esa Tikkanen

Kaapo Kakko is lighting it up at the World Championship and a fellow Finn and former New York Ranger Esa Tikkanen spoke with Glen Sather about the kid just last month.

According to Finnish outlet MTV, Sather asked Tikkanen about the kid and he gave him the green light. The translation is rough but it goes along these lines.

“I was in New York a month ago with Sather himself, and he asked about Kaapo. Then he asked, “is it okay to take him”. And I said, of course,” Tikkanen reveals MTV Sports.

Tikkanen also said that according to what he’s heard, Jack Hughes will go number 1 and the Rangers will take Kakko. He said that he is 99% confident that he will be a Blueshirt.