Miro Heiskanen
Miro Heiskanen
21-Year-Old DefensemanD
Dallas Stars
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Heiskanen eclipsed his rookie-year point total of 33 by notching eight goals and 35 points in just 68 games as a sophomore in 2019-20. The Finn produced seven of his 27 helpers on the power play, where he saw 2:17 of ice time per game. Heading into his third NHL campaign, Heiskanen will have breakout potential. The third overall pick from 2017 possesses smooth skating ability and serious hockey smarts, which could see him challenge a 50-point pace in 2020-21. He should also continue to see his role on the power play grow, and his plus-14 rating from last year shows he's no slacker in his own zone. He likely won't replicate his playoff form, where he had 26 points in 27 contests, but fantasy managers should feel confident investing a mid-round pick to roster Heiskanen. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Stars in July of 2017.
Productive in season finale
DDallas Stars
May 10, 2021
Heiskanen scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago. He also had five shots.
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Heiskanen buried a wrister from the right circle with two seconds left in the second period to pull Dallas to within 3-2. He also drew an assist on Joel Kiviranta's goal midway through the final frame. The 21-year-old Heiskanen wrapped up his third NHL campaign with eight goals and 27 points in 55 games.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    24:58
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:45
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:35
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
23:07
1:40
1:23
2019–20
23:46
2:17
2:04
2020–21
24:58
2:45
1:35
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The slick-skating young Finn made his NHL debut last season and could easily have garnered Calder Trophy consideration with his performance, playing in all 82 games and scoring 12 goals and 33 points. Heiskanen's minus-14 rating highlighted his growing pains, but considering he was taking a regular shift at 19 years old, some hiccups are to be expected. Once he matures, he should be a strong two-way asset for Dallas, using his wheels and passing skills to clear his own zone and his advanced offensive instincts to make an impact at the other end. With John Klingberg entrenched as the team's No. 1 defenseman, Heiskanen can develop at his own pace without having too much responsibility piled on his shoulders, but it may not be long before he and Klingberg form one of the most dynamic blue-line duos in the league.
The third overall pick in the 2017 draft, Heiskanen missed his chance to take part in training camp last year due to a concussion, but he'll cross the Atlantic this September and might never go back to Finland. Still only 19 years old, he's an effortless skater and excellent passer with a dangerous shot who plays with poise in his own end and a killer instinct in the attacking zone. While Heiskanen doesn't have ideal size, he isn't afraid to get physical, and his overall skill set marks him as a future top-four blueliner and two-way asset, if perhaps not quite a true No. 1 defenseman. The Stars have other young offensive defenseman to try and work into the lineup, which could provide Heiskanen with a bit of a speed bump, but if he looks ready in camp don't be surprised if he makes the jump straight to the NHL.
Saddled by the league's second-worst defense last season, the Stars selected Heiskanen third overall in the 2017 draft. He played in Liiga, Finland's top pro league last season and thrived at the tender age of 17. The defensive prospect could someday evolve into a Nick Leddy or Anton Stralman type, but he sustained a concussion late in the summer and is headed back to his native country for at least one more year.
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Ends long drought
DDallas Stars
May 7, 2021
Heiskanen provided an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.
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Ready to rock
DDallas Stars
April 22, 2021
Heiskanen (lower body) is on the ice for warmups and expected to suit up in Thursday's game against Detroit, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Game-time call
DDallas Stars
Lower Body
April 22, 2021
Heiskanen (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with Detroit, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
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Unavailable Tuesday
DDallas Stars
Lower Body
April 20, 2021
Heiskanen (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus the Red Wings.
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Sparks offense in shootout win
DDallas Stars
April 19, 2021
Heiskanen notched two assists, one on the power play, in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over the Red Wings.
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