Mikko Rantanen
Mikko Rantanen
22-Year-Old Right WingRW
Colorado Avalanche
Day-To-Day
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 3/24/2019
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.
Will remain out Sunday
RWColorado Avalanche
Undisclosed
March 23, 2019
Rantanen (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Blackhawks.
ANALYSIS
He sat out of Saturday's contest versus the Blackhawks, and now he's confirmed to miss both games in the series. Coach Jared Bednar said Rantanen's status is still day-to-day, so the 22-year-old will look to get back into the lineup for Wednesday's home game versus Vegas.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    20:51
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    4:05
  • 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
20:51
4:05
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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Ruled out Saturday
RWColorado Avalanche
Undisclosed
March 23, 2019
Rantanen (undisclosed) won't play against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
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Exits win over Dallas
RWColorado Avalanche
Undisclosed
March 21, 2019
Rantanen left Thursday's 3-1 win over the Stars due to an undisclosed injury, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
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All systems go
RWColorado Avalanche
March 6, 2019
Rantanen had X-rays taken following Tuesday's win over Detroit, but has been cleared to play against Dallas on Thursday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
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Starts new point streak
RWColorado Avalanche
March 5, 2019
Rantanen scored a power-play goal and posted two assists, including one on the overtime game-winner, in a 4-3 victory against the Red Wings on Tuesday. He also recorded a plus-2 rating and four shots on net in the win.
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Extends point streak to five games
RWColorado Avalanche
February 27, 2019
Rantanen netted a power-play goal in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Canucks.
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