The Hurricanes have acquired Oliwer Kaski from the Red Wings for Kyle Wood.
Kaski signed with the Red Wings this summer after three years in Finland. He was the third highest-scoring defenseman in SM-liiga history last year, posting 51 points (19G / 32A) in 59 games. He hasn't had the same success in North America, scoring two goals with three assists (five points) in 19 AHL games.
The Red Wings have recalled Oliwer Kaski from Grand Rapids (AHL).
Kaski was one of the Red Wings big offseason additions. The 24-year-old Finnish defenseman had 51 points (19G / 32A) in 59 games in Finland’s top league and scored a goal in his AHL debut. With two Red Wings defensemen going on IR (Jonathan Ericsson and Trevor Daley) Kaski and the newly acquired Alex Biega are coming up from Grand Rapids.
Source: Ansar Khan 10/7/19, 9:10 pm EST
The Red Wings have signed Oliwer Kaski to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Kaski, 23, is an undrafted free-agent from Finland, who has spent the last three years in the Finnish Elite League, where he posted the third highest-scoring season every by a defenseman in the league, picking up 19 goals and 32 assists (51 points) in 59 games with the Pelicans. The right-handed defenseman will likely be inserted directly into the Red Wings lineup in 2019-20.