Prospect Ramblings: Prospects Under 25% Fantrax Owned – East

Dave Hall

2021-02-23

Welcome back to Tuesday’s Prospect Ramblings.

I am not sure how badly Covid has affected your team this year. For me, I was cut down to five skaters for an entire week (in my main league). If you can imagine, I lost that week. By a lot.

If you are or have been in a similar boat, there is a high chance that you had to scour through your respective waiver wire in hopes to find some fillers to provide a last-minute hit, block, shot, or even better, a point. Well, look no further. Here is a list of prospects that are currently sitting under the 25% owned threshold.

Of course, I have only added players who will either see NHL this season or have gone off to strong starts in the AHL and may deserve a promotion in the near future.

Juho Lammikko, C, Panthers
Cost: 750,000
Owned: 1%

If you are already out of the running in your league and want to add a player purely for name value – Juho Lammikko is your guy. Overall, his 2020 statistics do not jump out, which certainly represents his 1% own rate. Yet, he has made a case for himself in the past as a producer and has suddenly picked things up in recent matches, with two goals over his previous four.

For deep ( and I mean deep) leagues, he is good for a few peripheral statistics and puts up fair numbers in the face-off circle (43.9%). If you happen to find yourself down by a small margin on a Sunday, the 25-year-old Finn may help you out in a pinch – just don’t bank of heavy numbers, but be happily surprised if he puts you over your opponent.

Oskari Laaksonen, D, Sabres
Cost: 750,000
Owned: 2%

I have raved about Oskari often in the past. With the AHL season finally underway, the 21-year-old has officially hit American soil and has arrived as advertised. He currently sits second on the American Rochesters with five points – all assists – and is running at a point-per-game clip. 

Of course, as a younger piece making the transfer, there is a chance that he sticks in the minors for the season.