Markus Hannikainen
Markus Hannikainen
25-Year-Old Right WingRW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hannikainen played in a career-high 33 games for the Blue Jackets last year, settling in as the team's ninth winger and bouncing back and forth between the AHL, NHL press box and parent-club lineup as necessary. The 25-year-old doesn't have the tools to make a big offensive impact, but he's shown some upside in the AHL when partnered with the right linemates and could be a steady point producer if he works his way into a role on the second or third line. Even if Artemi Panarin ends up getting dealt, though, it might take more attrition above Hannikainen on the depth chart to garner that opportunity. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, one-way contract extension with the Blue Jackets in March 2017
Healthy ahead of Friday's game
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
February 21, 2019
Hannikainen (illness) was back at practice Thursday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
As expected, the Finn practiced on the fourth line with Brandon Dubinsky and Riley Nash. Hannikainen is no longer showing on injured reserve, per the Blue Jackets' official site, which serves as additional proof that he's ready to rock. Still, there's not much fantasy value to be gleaned from a guy who has produced only seven points through 42 games.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    9:25
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:04
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:09
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
9:08
0:01
0:41
2017–18
8:22
0:03
0:30
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
9:25
0:04
0:09
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
As a clear sign that he’s on the verge of a substantial NHL role, Hannikainen was a perpetual shuffler about the organization’s ranks in 2016-17. The undrafted Finn compiled 19 goals, 18 assists and a steady plus-6 rating with the AHL’s Monsters, and he showed flashes of his potential at the highest level by tacking on a goal and an assist over 10 games and a mere 9:08 of ice time. Columbus is rather stacked on the right wing with a projected line assembly of Nick Foligno, Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson and Oliver Bjorkstrand, but Hannikainen could potentially sneak in a valuable fill-in if the injury bug pays a visit. Still, he can likely be had on the waiver wire after drafts.
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Surfaces on IR
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Illness
February 19, 2019
The Blue Jackets placed Hannikainen (illness) on injured reserve Tuesday.
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Ruled out against Lightning
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Illness
February 18, 2019
Hannikainen (illness) won't be in the lineup versus Tampa Bay on Monday, Craig Merz of NHL.com reports.
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Under the weather
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Illness
February 15, 2019
Hannikainen won't play Saturday against Chicago due to an illness, Blue Jackets reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Back in action
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Elbow
January 29, 2019
Hannikainen (elbow) will rejoin the lineup Tuesday against the Sabres, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
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Returns to practice
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Elbow
January 27, 2019
Hannikainen (elbow) suited up for practice Sunday, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.
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