Kaapo Kakko is turning heads and inspiring emojis.
The highly regarded forward from Finland scored an eye-popping, highlight-reel goal during the 2019 IIHF World Championship on Friday.
The brilliant backhand came in the first period of a 3-1 win against Canada and was the first of Kakko's two goals in the game.
The 18-year-old is the projected No. 2 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, which will be held in Vancouver on June 21-22, according to NHL.com's mock draft.
The New Jersey Devils have the No. 1 pick and are projected to take 17-year-old American forward Jack Hughes, according to NHL.com experts. But that doesn't mean they've made their pick.
The Devils tweeted a pair of eye emojis with a GIF of the spectacular goal from Friday.
The New York Rangers, who hold the No. 2 pick thanks to some NHL Draft Lottery luck, also tweeted eye emojis but made no mention of the goal.
Whether it is actual gamesmanship or just having a little fun on social media, it should be a fun six weeks leading up to the draft.