TL;DR news on Jesperi Kotkaniemi at April 22, 2023
Despite the talent around him, playing a new system at a position he was unfamiliar with proved to be too much for Kotkaniemi and he was moved down to the 4th line center position. This front office has proved time and time again they are not afraid of taking estimated risks, and there is a very high chance this Kotkaniemi extension will work out for them. Kotkaniemi, along with of course Sebastian Aho, could provide some stability there. That allowed to you move Kotkaniemi to left wing again recently. Jarvis is 20 and Kotkaniemi 21. Jesperi has done little to live up to his hype during his draft days with Montreal.