In one of the great twist endings since “The Sixth Sense,” it turns out it was Brent Burns wearing Kaapo Kahkonen’s gear playing goal in a 10 and 11-year-old youth game.
It all started at the end of locker room cleanout day, when we spotted a goalie, wearing Kahkonen’s complete San Jose Sharks set-up, sprawling and diving in a youth game. I spotted the Finnish flag on the back of Kahkonen’s new mask, the size of the netminder, and the apparent agility displayed, and assumed the 25-year-old was just having a good time before leaving for the summer.
Umm Kahkonen is not ready for the season to be over. On locker room cleanout day, he’s taking on the 10 and 11-year-olds pic.twitter.com/TFHilnS2ke
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) April 30, 2022
Nobody was surprised, by the way. Minnesota Wild fans chimed in to let me know what a good guy the San Jose Sharks’ new goalie is.
Doesn’t surprise me, such a good dude to the kids. Made sure my daughter got a puck in Denver! pic.twitter.com/1uaCPcIJds
— Ben Petroski (@BenPetroski) April 30, 2022
But perhaps not wanting to take credit for himself, Kahkonen corrected me on Twitter with a reveal worthy of any “Scooby Doo” episode.
— Kaapo Kähkönen (@KaapoKahkonen) April 30, 2022
Sensational form, Burnzie! It looks like Burns was just joining his kids for some weekend fun — but maybe the San Jose Sharks have also found their new EBUG.
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