GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Detroit Red Wings are set to acquire the hottest European free agent on the market.
TSN’s Darren Dreger tweeted early Monday that Oliwer Kaski intends on signing with the Red Wings after the World Championship.
Oliwer Kaski’s agent, Todd Diamond, confirms the right shot Dman intends on signing with the Detroit Red Wings after the World Championship. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 13, 2019
Kaski played 32 games for the Western Michigan University Broncos before he returned to Finland’s top league. In 59 games this season, the 23-year-old rearguard posted an impressive stat-line of 51 points (32 assists, 19 goals) in 59 games, a milestone that made him the league’s top-scoring defenseman.
Kaski is described as a mobile offensive defenseman with great size and a knack to join the rush and create offense. The signing would be one of Steve Yzerman’s biggest splashes as he begins to take on building his roster as general manager of the Red Wings.
Kaski is currently playing for Team Finland in the World Championship.