Jani Hakanpää is 32, shoots right, and is 6'7" tall.

Those last two things are why he's an NHL regular as a depth defender. He also has some genuine skill at defending, which is all you want in a third pairing guy. Pair him up with Simon Benoit and watch the bodies fly and the pucks stay out of the zone.

Specifically, the Evolving Hockey model shows him having an impact on quality of shots allowed. Which means he clears the net-front well.

Do not mistake him for an offensive force of any kind.

We'll update when we have the contract amounts.