How long do we have to sign him? Is it September 30?
I think that's what Millard said. I don't see too much risk in signing him. He won't count against the 50 contracts, he can stay in junior 2 more years, and he seems to have at least a little bit of upside.
I wouldn't mind tossing Kapanen a token camp invite next fall to make Hartikainen (and Rajala, for that matter) a bit more comfortable. Sami's obviously been an NHL player before and can help with translation.