Lasse Kukkonen

Hometown:

Oulu Finland

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1981-09-18

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2000

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

5th Rd 2003 draft, 151th overall

Weight:

198 lbs.

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History

Kukkonen was drafted as a 22-year-old, a two-year captain of Karpat. Displayed excellent movement and two-way strengths at the 2003 prospect camp.

Talent Analysis
Solid defensive player and team leader who understands the game well. Sees the ice well and is capable of good transition passing, but plays conservatively. Handles all responsibilities in his own end well. Team leader unafraid to get physical during the heat of battle.