Kasimir Kaskisuo Commits to UMD

Minnesota Wilderness goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo has verbally committed to play for the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Kasimir Kaskisuo, a Vantaa, Finaland native, has committed to wear maroon and gold for the UMD Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-3, 201lb netminder has played absolutely incredible for the NAHL's Minnesota Wilderness, leading the entire league with a goals-against average of 1.36 and save percentage of .948 while logging 1461 minutes between the pipes.  These numbers also include the 15-5-4 record he's sporting, along with 8 shutouts.

“UMD has everything I was looking for in a school and it’s amazing to be a part of this community,” Kaskisuo told the MN Wilderness. “UMD had the whole package, I feel like it’s the best place for me. It’s good to finally get the process over with and now I can focus on the rest of the season.”

Making another rare feat, Kaskisuo's tremendous amount talent has landed him on the NHL CSS North American Midterm Rankings, coming in at #16.  With all the success, comes a lot of attention as well.

"I visited a couple of other schools too, but it's a great hockey program (University of Minnesota-Duluth), and it had everything that I was looking for in a school," The Hockey Writers reported. "After that it was all about putting everything on paper. It was a tough decision, but it made a lot of sense."

Unfortunately for the goaltender, he's been benched with a lower-body injury for awhile, but should be back relatively soon and ready to better his already outstanding numbers.

Kaskisuo was the Bulldogs first answer to a goaltending problem UMD was facing with Aaron Crandall graduating this spring.  That being said, he's expected to join the team for the 2014-15 season.


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