Geoff Burke

Fantasy Summary

Elite skating two way defenceman with top four upside.


Observations

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October 2018 – At just 19 years of age, Miro has already earned a top-four role on a very skilled Dallas Stars team, as well as being one of two defensemen on the team’s powerplay units. He has impressed early with his smarts and ability to move the puck up the ice quickly and easily. These traits translate very well to the offensive side of his game which is an asset to the fantasy players among us. Even though the stats are not there at this point in the season, it is only a small sample size. His offensive instincts will eventually have him linking up with the Stars high-scoring forwards. Heiskanen should be a player to anchor the Dallas Stars defence corps and your fantasy team for many years to come. Nate Duffett

December 2017 – Heiskanen was an easy choice for team Finland in the World Junior Championship, as he is the teams top defenseman. He collected two assists in the win over Denmark, in which Finland outshot Denmark a remarkable 62 to 7. This is the guy the entire Stars organization is watching during the World Junior Championship so it will be interesting to see how he performs. While playing in 20 games in Finland’s Liiga, he has scored nine goals. He’s proving his two-way reputation in Finland. Obviously the Stars want Heiskanen at least to play for their AHL affiliate next year to get him acclimated to the professional game in America. Matt Kowalski

 

September 2017 – It was announced early in camp that Miro had suffered a concussion and that he will go back and play the season in the Finnish Liiga. He may have had a chance to make the team out of camp, but with so many options currently in the system they wisely chose to be patient. It doesn’t appear to be anything that will change his future value to the Dallas Stars organization. Matt Kowalski

June 2017 – Heiskanen is elite skating defenceman with plenty of speed and mobility. Already playing against men in Liiga he is an excellent puck mover and transition defenceman. His offensive ceiling is not too high and he may never quarterback the powerplay but he has good hockey sense, is ahead of his years in his defensive play. Heiskanen needs to add some bulk to his slight frame to be effective in North America but he is already proven at the pro level and may have a shorter path to the NHL than some other draft eligible defencemen.   Peter Harling

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 10.0
Country FIN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 18, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 3

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Finland Selects U13QC Int PW4 2 13 0|        
 2011-2012 Finland Selects U13QC Int PW3 1 45 0|        
 2013-2014 HIFK U16U16 SM-sarja Q6 4 59 0|        
  HIFK U16U16 SM-sarja22 4 913 4|Playoffs3 0 00
  HJK U16U16 Mestis1 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 HIFK U16U16 SM-sarja9 2 24 6|Playoffs1 0 11
  HIFK U18U18 SM-sarja35 7 1320 8|Playoffs12 0 22
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr11 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 HIFK U18U18 SM-sarja7 0 77 0|Playoffs2 0 00
  HIFK U20U20 SM-sarja30 3 1114 6|        
  Finland U17WHC-175 0 44 2|        
  Finland U18WJC-187 0 11 0|        
 2016-2017 HIFKChampions HL6 0 33 0|        
  HIFKLiiga37 5 510 4|Playoffs8 0 33
  Finland U18WJC-187 2 1012 0|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr7 2 1012 0|        
  Finland U20WJC-206 0 11 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr21 0 44 0|        
 2017-2018 HIFKLiiga30 11 1223 8|Playoffs14 3 69 18 
  HIFKChampions HL3 0 11 0|        
  Finland U20WJC-205 0 22 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr6 0 22 0|        
  FinlandOG5 1 01 2|        
  Finland EHT3 2 02 0|        
  FinlandWC8 0 22 0|        
  Finland (all)International17 4 26 2|        
 2018-2019 Dallas StarsNHL82 12 2133 16|Playoffs13 2 24
 2019-2020 Dallas StarsNHL68 8 2735 12|Playoffs27 6 2026

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