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96 Mikko Rantanen RW

Colorado Avalanche

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June 11, 2021 01:48 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Strikes on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a power-play goal on two shots and added five hits in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 6.

Rantanen tied the game at 2-2 with his second-period tally, but the Avalanche weren't able to take the lead again. While a second-round exit is disappointing for the league's best team in the regular season, Rantanen had little to do with the Avalanche's demise. The Finn racked up five goals, eight assists, 32 shots on net and a plus-5 rating in 10 playoff contests. He was only held off the scoresheet once, in Game 4 versus Vegas.

June 9, 2021 08:44 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Notches eighth assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen had an assist, one shot on net, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Vegas in Game 5 of their playoff series.

Rantanen, who had a his playoff point streak snapped at seven games in a Game 4 loss, got back on the scoresheet with his eighth assist of the postseason. The Avalanche have lost three straight to the Golden Knights after winning their first six postseason games and face elimination in Game 6 on Thursday in Las Vegas.

June 5, 2021 02:00 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Point streak reaches nine games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a power-play goal on three shots and added three hits.

The Finnish winger is riding a nine-game point streak dating back to the regular season -- he has four goals and 12 assists in that span. Rantanen has collected 11 points in seven playoff contests, including goals in four straight games. He's been a huge part of the Avalanche's highly successful top line and first power-play unit.

June 3, 2021 01:32 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Seals Game 2 win in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a power-play goal on five shots and added a pair of hits in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 2.

Rantanen buried a pass from Nathan MacKinnon just 2:07 into the extra session. The 24-year-old Rantanen has gotten on the scoresheet in all six of the Avalanche's postseason games. He's up to three goals, seven assists and 24 shots on net in the playoffs.

May 31, 2021 12:04 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: One of each in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.

Rantanen opened the scoring with a long-range backhand goal at 4:55 of the first period. He also helped out on Gabriel Landekog's power-play goal in the second. Rantanen has posted multiple points in six of his last seven games dating back to the end of the regular season. He's racked up two goals and 12 assists in that span -- the Finnish winger hasn't slowed down since the playoffs got underway.

May 24, 2021 11:04 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Pots game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen had a goal and an assist along with three shots on net and two PIM in Colorado's series-clinching 5-2 win over St. Louis on Sunday.

Rantanen and his top-line mates led the Avalanche to a four-game sweep of the Blues, who were considered a dangerous team heading into the postseason. He had points in all four games and finished with one goal and six assists. That was good for third on the team behind Nathan MacKinnon (six goals, three assists) and Gabriel Landeskog (two goals, six assists). Colorado awaits the winner of the Las Vegas-Minnesota series.

May 22, 2021 12:52 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Dishes helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen posted an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blues in Game 3.

Rantanen set up a Tyson Jost tally in the second period. Through three games in the playoffs, Rantanen has already amassed five helpers and 12 shots on net. The star winger has gone seven outings without a goal dating back to May 7, but his playmaking has helped soften the blow for fantasy managers.

May 20, 2021 02:08 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Offers two more assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen posted two assists and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 2.

Rantanen helped out on a Joonas Donskoi power-play tally in the second period as well as the third of Nathan MacKinnon's goals in the contest, a late empty-netter in the third. The 24-year-old Rantanen has been a playmaker through two postseason contests -- he already has four assists and eight shots on net in his top-line role.

May 18, 2021 11:44 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Generates pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen registered two assists, including one on the power play, and added six shots on net in Monday's 4-1 win over the Blues in Game 1.

Rantanen set up goals by Cale Makar and Nathan MacKinnon in the contest. The 24-year-old Rantanen was the Avalanche's leading scorer in the regular season with 30 goals and 66 points, including 24 on the power play, in 52 outings. The Finnish winger will play a significant role during the postseason.

May 14, 2021 01:01 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Takes team scoring lead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen recorded a pair of assists, three shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Kings.

With the two-assist performance Thursday, Rantanen finished the regular season as the Avalanche's scoring leader. The winger had 30 goals and 66 points in 52 appearances. He added 177 shots on net, a plus-30 rating, 34 PIM and 24 power-play points as a consistent source of offense on the top line. He closed out the year with four goals and 10 helpers in his last nine outings.

May 13, 2021 02:01 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Distributes three assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen notched three assists and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings.

Rantanen continues to thrive late in the season with four tallies and eight helpers in his last eight games. The 24-year-old Finn is up to 64 points (30 tallies, 34 assists), 174 shots on net and a plus-27 rating through 51 contests. He's picked up 24 of his points on the power play, and he'll be a popular pick in fantasy competitions during the playoffs.

May 9, 2021 12:56 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Adds power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kings.

Rantanen set up Cale Makar's first-period marker to give the Avalanche a 2-0 lead. With four goals and five helpers in his last six outings, Rantanen is as good as ever late in the season. The 24-year-old winger has 61 points (23 on the power play), 170 shots, a plus-25 rating and 32 PIM through 49 contests.

May 8, 2021 01:52 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Earns second 30-goal campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a power-play goal on seven shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Kings.

Rantanen got the Avalanche on the board with his goal at 5:49 of the first period. The Finnish winger didn't have Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) feeding him passes Friday, but it wasn't a problem for Rantanen this time. The 24-year-old is up to 30 goals, 60 points, 168 shots on net and a plus-26 rating through 48 outings.

May 4, 2021 02:08 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Another multi-point outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.

Rantanen has picked up right where he left off prior to his stint on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list. In his last nine games, he's racked up eight goals and eight helpers. The Finnish winger just can't be slowed down. He's up to 29 tallies, 59 points, 160 shots on net, a plus-27 rating and 30 PIM in 46 outings this year.

May 2, 2021 12:12 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Stays red-hot Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen collected a goal and an assist with six shots in a 4-3 win over San Jose on Saturday.

Rantanen assisted on a second-period Nathan MacKinnon goal and potted one of his own late in the third period for his fourth consecutive multi-point game. The 24-year-old Rantanen is riding an eight-game point streak, having amassed seven goals and seven assists in that time. He's also piled up 35 shots on goal during his streak. Rantanen tops Colorado with 28 goals this season and has 57 points in 45 games.

May 1, 2021 10:24 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: In on all three goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal on four shots with two power-play assists, two hits and two PIM in Friday's 3-0 win over San Jose.

Rantanen didn't let a four-game break due to COVID-19 protocols slow him down. The first-line forward extended his point streak to seven games with Friday's multi-point night -- his fourth time with at least three points in a game. He has six goals and six assists during the point streak.

April 30, 2021 01:36 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Returning to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen (not injury related) will return to the lineup for Friday's game versus the Sharks, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Rantanen has missed Colorado's last four games due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, but he'll return to his usual featured role Friday, skating on the Avalanche's top line and first power-play unit against San Jose. The 24-year-old Finn has been outstanding this season, racking up 26 goals and 52 points through 43 contests.

April 27, 2021 04:40 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Could return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jared Bednar is hopeful Rantanen (not injury related) will be ready to return to action Friday versus San Jose,'s Rick Sadowski reports.

Rantanen won't play Wednesday against the Golden Knights, but he could be ready to rejoin the lineup against the Sharks after getting a few days of practice in. The 24-year-old forward has been fantastic this season, having racked up 26 goals and 52 points through 43 games, so fantasy managers will want to keep a close eye on his status as the week progresses.

April 27, 2021 11:40 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Clears COVID-19 protocols
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen has cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols,'s Rick Sadowski reports.

Rantanen has been away from the team for a week while going through the league's virus protocols, but he was able to skate on his own Monday, so there's a chance he'll be able to return to action Wednesday versus Vegas if he's able to get a full practice in Tuesday. The 24-year-old Finn has racked up 26 goals and 52 points through 43 games this campaign.

April 26, 2021 12:44 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Skating at home rink
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen (COVID-19 protocols) is skating Monday in Colorado, Rick Sadowski of reports.

This news rules Rantanen out for Monday's game in St. Louis, but it leaves open the door for the star winger to return for the last leg of the team's road trip Wednesday in Vegas. Colorado could also opt to give Rantanen a couple more days to get up to speed and simply wait until the team returns home Friday against the Sharks before plugging him back into the lineup.

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