Mikko Rantanen
Mikko Rantanen
24-Year-Old Right WingRW
Colorado Avalanche
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Rantanen is one of the best right wingers in the game and his trajectory is only going up. He has it all -- elite skills, enormous size, extraordinary vision and excellent speed. And he was on a 110-point pace last season before crashing awkwardly into the boards in mid-February. Yes, Rantanen has had a few injuries already in his short career. But a broken leg and separated shoulder aren't worrisome. His 21-point playoff outburst (15 games) proved that with ease -- it was a better performance than certified stud Nikita Kucherov. Rantanen delivers in every major fantasy category, other than PIM. He's a first-round fantasy selection in every format. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $55.5 million contract with the Avalanche in September of 2019.
Collects two points
RWColorado Avalanche
January 15, 2021
Rantanen scored a power-play goal on four shots and added an assist in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues.
ANALYSIS
Rantanen had the lone helper on Gabriel Landeskog's goal to make it 3-0 before scoring just 2:31 later. Those were Rantanen's first points of the year after he was held scoreless by the Blues on Wednesday. While he's often overshadowed by superstar Nathan MacKinnon and captain Gabriel Landeskog, Rantanen is an efficient producer on the Avalanche's top line. The Finn has accumulated 212 points in 197 contests over the previous three seasons and should continue to score at a high volume in 2020-21.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2020 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2019 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2018 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2017 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2016 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:36
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    4:13
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
20:51
4:05
0:01
2019–20
18:57
3:30
0:01
2020–21
16:36
4:13
0:00
Avalanche Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Avalanche Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mikko Rantanen
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Friday Picks
2 days ago
Neil Parker previews the Yahoo Friday NHL slate as Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon could bounce back against the Blues.
2020-21 Forward Tiers - Version Two
4 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin breaks this year's option at forward into tiers.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday Picks
4 days ago
Chris Morgan delivers his Opening Night picks for Yahoo's four-game offering Wednesday, highlighted by the Leafs' Morgan Rielly against rival Montreal.
Handicapping the NHL: Division Odds
11 days ago
AJ Scholz breaks down the winning odds for the NHL's four revamped divisions, including why the smart money is on Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon and company.
2020-21 Forward Tiers
2020-21 Forward Tiers
18 days ago
18 days ago
Kyle Riley provides a tiered preview of this year's options at forward.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
2015
Rantanen let loose his crease-crashing frame en route to back-to-back 80-plus-point seasons with the Avalanche -- an otherworldly total comprised of 60 goals and 111 assists since the start of the 2018-19 campaign. Averaging more than four minutes of ice time on the power play -- as was the case last year (4:05) -- helped the right winger drop an astounding 33 man-advantage points through 74 games. Despite sustaining a fractured leg in Round 2 of the 2019 playoffs, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder still generated a goal and four assists to mask the injury, and the bigger concern from a fantasy standpoint is not knowing how long it could take the Avalanche to re-sign the restricted free agent. After all, Rantanen is sure to command a huge payday once he pens his first major contract.
One of just four players to post an even strength Corsi For percentage over 50 percent (50.24) on the Avalanche's roster last season, Rantanen predictably posted his best season of his short NHL career with 84 points -- 29 goals and 55 assists -- over 81 games. Still only 21, there's plenty of room for development and improvement on his numbers, finishing with an even rating on the campaign despite his offensive outburst. With the Avalanche returning a young, talented top line that also includes Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, it's reasonable to anticipate that Rantanen will remain on par or outpace his production from a season ago. The addition of Philipp Grubauer between the pipes should only help his rating, as well.
Rantanen was one of the few positives to come out of Colorado’s disastrous 2016-17 season, emerging as a likely top-six forward for years to come with a team-leading 20 goals and 18 assists in 75 games. The 10th pick in the 2015 draft finished with a minus-25 rating, but there were actually six other Avalanche players that did just as poorly or worse. While his team’s expected shortcomings will do Rantanen no favors in that category again this year, the 20-year-old’s scoring upside makes him worth a gamble on draft day.
Selected by the Avalanche with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Rantanen is a crafty playmaker with nifty hands who sees the ice very well. The 18-year-old is currently listed at 6-foot-3 and 212 pounds, and after Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, and Noah Hanifin, he may have the best chance of any of this year's draft picks to open the season in the NHL. It's still more likely that Rantanen spends another year abroad before joining the Avalanche in the second half of 2015-16 or even the following season, as he still doesn’t use his size to his advantage as much as he should. But there's no denying the winger's offensive abilities, which he showcased time and time again during the World Junior Championships, scoring four times in five games for the Finnish squad. He now joins an organization ripe with young offensive talent, and in time, he may establish himself as one of the best of the lot.
More Fantasy News
Shot leader in loss
RWColorado Avalanche
January 14, 2021
Rantanen had a team-high five shots over 17:49 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Prolific production in playoffs
RWColorado Avalanche
September 22, 2020
Rantanen put up 21 points through 15 games in the 2020 postseason.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Point streak at nine games
RWColorado Avalanche
September 2, 2020
Rantanen scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 6.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Registers pair of points
RWColorado Avalanche
August 31, 2020
Rantanen scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Two-point effort Wednesday
RWColorado Avalanche
August 26, 2020
Rantanen scored a goal and supplied an assist in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Stars in Game 3.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.