Mikko Rantanen
Mikko Rantanen
22-Year-Old Right WingRW
Colorado Avalanche
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Avalanche in July 2015.
Rare pointless outing
RWColorado Avalanche
January 22, 2019
Rantanen went minus-2 without a point in Monday's loss to the Predators.
ANALYSIS
Rantanen was bothered by a minor lower-body injury heading into this matchup, but it wasn't enough to keep the 22-year-old off the ice. Entering this game, Rantanen had just nine pointless games, which is the same number of times he posted three or more points. He will look to enter the All-Star break on a high note during Wednesday's matchup with the Wild.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    21:07
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    4:20
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
18:03
2:43
0:05
2017–18
18:58
3:44
0:01
2018–19
21:07
4:20
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
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.
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Will play Monday
RWColorado Avalanche
January 20, 2019
Rantanen (lower body) will play Monday against Nashville, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.
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Removal was precautionary
RWColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
January 19, 2019
Rantanen's removal from Saturday's game against the Kings was due to precautionary reasons, according to the Avalanche's official team twitter account.
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Won't return Saturday
RWColorado Avalanche
January 19, 2019
Rantanen has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game against the Kings due to a lower-body injury, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
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Records two helpers
RWColorado Avalanche
January 17, 2019
Rantanen set up both of his team's goals, but that was far from enough to earn a win in a 5-2 loss to Ottawa on Wednesday.
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Pots 20th goal in loss
RWColorado Avalanche
January 9, 2019
Rantanen scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Flames.
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