Mikko Rantanen

Hayden Soboleski

2017-03-31

Mikko Rantanen - Photo Courtesy of www.iltasanomat.fi

Mikko Rantanen, W

Shoots: L

Height: 6-04

Weight: 209

Born: 1996-10-29

Hometown: Nouslainen, FIN

Drafted: 2015 by Colorado Avalanche, 10th overall

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2017 – Rantanen is officially a graduate of this site after hitting 20 goals as an NHL rookie and looking to start 2017-18 on the top line. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2017 – Rantanen didn't get off to the best start in his first full NHL campaign, but he seems to have come into form as the season is wrapping up. He has become the regular right-winger for MacKinnon, which is a fantastic place to be, and is nearing the 20-goal-mark which is should be considered a success. He certainly has more offence to give, and there's no reason's the Avs wouldn't continue giving him the time to show it next year; expect his 18 minutes TOI per night (including over 2 minutes of powerplay TOI) to stay the same next season, and his point totals to grow. Hayden Soboleski

 

October 2016 – After a brief stint in the AHL to recooperate his ankle sprain, Rantanen has been called up to the Avalanche. He is practicing alongside Nate MacKinnon, right where he should be. If Rantanen can keep this spot in the top-six alongside the talent Colorado has there, expect big things from the big rookie. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2016 – Rantanen suffered a sprained ankle in the Avalanche's Rookie Tournament, putting him out 2-4 weeks. He may still very well make the opening night NHL roster as expected, but dont be surprised if he gets a brief AHL conditioning stint before jumping into the Avs' top-six. He is still absolutely NHL-bound this season. Hayden Soboleski

 

April 2016 – Rantanen was named 2015-16 co-rookie of the year, named an AHL second-team All-Star, and set the franchise record for goals by a rookie (24). Safe to say he is already fantasy relevant in dynasty leagues and should be on everyone's radar next year, especially in keeper leagues.