UPDATE (May 28): The Detroit Red Wings officially announced today that they have signed former Western Michigan defenseman Oliwer Kaski.
Here was MiHockey’s original story after reports that he would be joining the Original Six franchise at the conclusion of the IIHF World Championship (which he won with Team Finland).
By @MichaelCaples –
The Red Wings are going to be signing a defenseman out of Finland with strong ties to Michigan, per a report from TSN’s Darren Dreger.
Former Western Michigan blueliner Oliwer Kaski plans on signing with Detroit at the conclusion of the World Championship.
Oliwer Kaski’s agent, Todd Diamond, confirms the right shot Dman intends on signing with the Detroit Red Wings after the World Championship.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 13, 2019
The 23-year-old defenseman played in 31 games for WMU in 2015-16, then one game the following season before returning to his native country.
Playing for the Lahti Pelicans of Liiga this season, he posted 51 points in 59 games. In three games for Finland at this year’s World Championship, Kaski has recorded one assist and a +1 rating.