Rangers agree to terms with Kalle Vaisanen on three-year, entry-level deal

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      The New York Rangers announced Tuesday that the team agreed to terms with forward Kalle Vaisanen on a three-year, entry-level contract.

      Drafted in the fourth round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, Vaisanen spent the 2023-24 regular season with TPS of Finland’s Lilga, scoring nine goals and five assists for 14 points in 58 regular season games. He also had four points in nine playoff games.

      Over the course of three seasons with TPS, he scored 14 goals and 10 assists for 24 points in 137 games.

      Vaisanen spent parts of three seasons with TPS’ under-20 team, scoring 17 goals and 33 assists for 50 points in 45 games.

      The 6-foot-4 forward has represented Finland in multiple World Junior Championships. In 2023, he was named a top-3 player on the team and in 2022, helped Finland win a silver medal.

      The Rangers are 50-21-4 with 104 points, first in the Metropolitan Division and the No. 1 ranked team in terms of points in the entire league.

      Their next game is Wednesday at home against the New Jersey Devils, then they travel to Michigan to take on the Detroit Red Wings. They close out the week on Sunday when they host the Montreal Canadiens.

      Artemi Panarin leads the team in scoring with 108 points (44 goals and 64 assists), 33 points ahead of Vincent Trocheck (25 goals and 50 assists for 75 points).

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