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Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:36 p.m.

Kasperi Kapanen

Position: Right winger

Height/weight: 6-foot/181 pounds

Shoots: Right

Age: 17

2013-14 stats: 7 goals, 7 assists, minus-8 rating in 47 games with KalPa (SM-Liiga).

Pre-draft rankings: No. 1 European skater (NHL Central Scouting); No. 10 overall (The Hockey News); No. 13 (International Scouting Service); No. 29 overall (Red Line Report).

Fun facts: His father, Sami, played six seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, who played host to the 2014 Entry Draft. … Sami Kapanen was Penguins GM Jim Rutherford's fifth-round pick at the 1995 Entry Draft when Rutherford was with Hartford.

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