Read: Why KalPa Wanted Derek Stepan

Yesterday Derek Stepan announced that he was heading to Finland to play for KalPa during the lockout.

The contract is for the entire season but does have an “out-clause” if the NHL lockout is solved.

Kalpa CEO Kimmo Kapanen, brother of former NHLer Sammi Kapanen said that the chance to add Stepan was too much to pass up.

Stepan will wear #22 for KalPa. Stepan will play in his first game tomorrow when KalPa takes on the Pelicans.