Boston Bruins prospect Urho Vaakanainen hails from Finland, so he’s still getting acclimated to a new team and a new country. However, the No.18 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft does have a connection to one Bruins player.
Vaakanainen’s father coached Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask, who also is Finnish, in youth hockey. Fast forward several years later, Vaakanainen could be playing in front of Rask at TD Garden.
Hear from Vaakanainen, as well as Jakub Zboril, at Bruins development camp in the video above from “NESN Sports Today,” presented by People’s United Bank.