Those intrigued by the Rangers holding the second overall selection in this year's NHL Draft are already becoming familiar with the name Kaapo Kakko.
The Finnish 18-year-old is widely expected to be drafted No. 2 overall -- behind Jack Hughes. And fans will have a chance to get a feel for his game throughout May. He'll be in action over the course of the next few weeks for Team Finland at the 2019 International Hockey Federation World Championships in Slovakia.
Finland announced its full roster Monday.
Finland just named their World Championship roster. pic.twitter.com/VcPEmBoMyL- Sami Hoffrén (@shoffren) May 5, 2019
Kakko and Finland will begin their quest for gold Friday against Canada. After taking on host country Slovakia on Saturday, they'll face the United States on Monday.
In 2018-19, Kakko played six international contests for Finland and recorded two assists. For the Under-20 squad, the right-winger notched five points (two goals, three assists) across seven games.
The Devils hold the first pick of the draft, which will take place June 21-22. If the top two teams pick according to how most mock drafts are currently being drawn up, New Jersey will select Hughes and Kakko will head to Madison Square Garden.