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.
Three-point night extends streak
RWColorado Avalanche
April 19, 2019
Rantanen scored a pair of goals and added a helper and five shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Flames in Game 5.
ANALYSIS
Rantanen registered five tallies and four assists in the Avalanche's four wins, and his production was a key to them advancing to the second round. Three of his nine points, including his second goal Friday, came on the man advantage.
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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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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mikko Rantanen
DraftKings NHL: Friday Playoff Picks
7 days ago
Jason Chen is turning to Bruins veteran netminder Tuukka Rask in a pivotal Game 5 against the Leafs.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Friday Playoff Picks
7 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin suggests rolling with Game 4 overtime hero Mikko Rantanen in Game 5 against Calgary on Friday.
DraftKings NHL: Wednesday Picks
9 days ago
Jason Chen is plugging in Avs superstar Nathan MacKinnon in Game 4 at home against the Flames on Wednesday.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Saturday Playoff Picks
13 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin suggests it’s a good idea to look at Preds netminder Pekka Rinne in a bounce-back spot Saturday in Game 2 versus Dallas.
DraftKings NHL: Thursday Playoff Picks
15 days ago
Jason Chen tees up Thursday's playoff slate, rolling with returning Avs star Mikko Rantanen in Game 1 against Calgary.
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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Completes comeback with two goals
RWColorado Avalanche
April 17, 2019
Rantanen scored two goals, one on the power play, in Wedneday's 3-2 overtime with against the Flames in Game 4.
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Two points in win
RWColorado Avalanche
April 15, 2019
Rantanen scored a goal on six shots and supplied a power-play assist in Monday's 6-2 win over the Flames in Game 3.
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Dishes two assists
RWColorado Avalanche
April 13, 2019
Rantanen assisted on the tying and winning goals in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flames in Game 2 of their first-round series.
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Physical in return
RWColorado Avalanche
April 11, 2019
Rantanen (upper body) had four hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Flames in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.
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Officially back in action Thursday
RWColorado Avalanche
April 11, 2019
Rantanen (upper body) will return to the lineup for Thursday's Game 1 against the Flames, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
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