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96 Mikko Rantanen RW

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January 22, 2021 02:52 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Goal and assist Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal and supplied a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.

Rantanen opened the scoring at 4:49 of the first period on a feed from Nathan MacKinnon. Rantanen also assisted on MacKinnon's tally in the final minute of the first. The 24-year-old Rantanen already has three goals and two helpers in four contests this year. He's added 18 shots on goal and a plus-1 rating, and his top-line usage in Colorado will keep him firmly in the top-10 conversation among right wings league-wide.

January 20, 2021 12:48 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Posts game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Rantanen's tally at 16:06 of the second period was the Avalanche's game-winning goal. The Finnish winger has scored twice and added one assist, 12 shots and a plus-2 rating through three contests. As long as Rantanen is skating alongside Nathan MacKinnon, who had two assists Tuesday, the points should flow freely.

January 16, 2021 12:24 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Collects two points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a power-play goal on four shots and added an assist in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues.

Rantanen had the lone helper on Gabriel Landeskog's goal to make it 3-0 before scoring just 2:31 later. Those were Rantanen's first points of the year after he was held scoreless by the Blues on Wednesday. While he's often overshadowed by superstar Nathan MacKinnon and captain Gabriel Landeskog, Rantanen is an efficient producer on the Avalanche's top line. The Finn has accumulated 212 points in 197 contests over the previous three seasons and should continue to score at a high volume in 2020-21.

January 15, 2021 01:12 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Shot leader in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen had a team-high five shots over 17:49 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.

Colorado's top line of Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Andre Burakovsky combined for 11 of the team's 27 shots but were silenced at even strength -- Burakovsky scored the lone goal on the power play.

September 23, 2020 02:20 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Prolific production in playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen put up 21 points through 15 games in the 2020 postseason.

As such, the 23-year-old Finn still sits fifth in playoff scoring despite being eliminated in Round 2. Rantanen forms half of one of the most dangerous duos in the league with superstar Nathan MacKinnon, who happens to rank third in playoff scoring with 25 points. After posting 41 points in 42 games this year and 87 in 74 in 2018-19, Rantanen could be one of the next players to join the 100-plus-point club the next time the NHL completes a full 82-game season.

September 3, 2020 02:16 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Point streak at nine games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 6.

Rantanen has now recorded at least one point in nine straight games, with six goals and nine helpers in that span. He's crossed the 20-point threshold (seven markers, 13 assists) in 14 playoff contests. The Avalanche's top-line duo of Nathan MacKinnon and Rantanen continues to be the league's gold standard for offense in the postseason.

September 1, 2020 01:04 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Registers pair of points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.

Rantanen kept up his hot form with the two-point effort. His point streak is at eight games, during which he's netted five goals and supplied eight assists. The Finn is up to six tallies, 18 points, 44 shots on goal and a plus-10 rating through 13 contests overall.

August 27, 2020 01:36 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Two-point effort Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal and supplied an assist in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Stars in Game 3.

Rantanen extended his point streak to six games with a third-period goal, and he later set up Pierre-Edouard Bellemare for an empty-net tally. The 23-year-old Rantanen has collected four goals and six helpers during his streak. He's at 15 points (five tallies, 10 assists) through 11 playoff outings.

August 25, 2020 09:52 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: One of each in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal on six shots and added an assist, both on the power play, in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Stars in Game 2.

Rantanen set up Nathan MacKinnon in the first period before the two reversed roles in the second, but that would be the extent of the Avalanche offense. The two-point effort put Rantanen at four goals, nine assists and 35 shots on goal through 10 playoff games.

August 23, 2020 12:44 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Garners assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen had an assist, five shots on goal and three hits in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Stars in Game 1.

Rantanen earned the secondary helper on Nathan MacKinnon's first-period tally Saturday. The 23-year-old Rantanen has been held off the scoresheet just once in nine playoff outings, racking up three goals and eight helpers in that span. As long as he remains entrenched on MacKinnon's right wing, Rantanen figures to produce solid numbers.

August 19, 2020 10:16 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Sets up MacKinnon's pair
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen had two assists and two shots in Wednesday's 7-1 win over Arizona in Game 5.

Rantanen set up a pair of Nathan MacKinnon goals -- teeing up one-timers for both -- just 58 seconds apart in the second period to give Colorado a 3-0 lead. Rantanen has now hit the scoresheet in seven of his eight postseason games, racking up three goals and seven assists to go with his 24 shots. The 23-year-old combined with linemates MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog for eight points in Wednesday's series clincher.

August 18, 2020 06:44 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Two points in big Game 4 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal and an assist Monday, both on the power play, during the Avalanche's 7-1 win over the Coyotes in Game 4 of their first-round series.

He helped set up Nazem Kadri in the first period for what proved to be the winning goal, then capped the rout himself late in the third. Rantanen now has three goals and eight points through seven games this postseason.

August 15, 2020 11:48 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Gets goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Coyotes in Game 3.

Rantanen has at least one point in five of the Avs' six postseason games. His six points (two goals, four assists) tie him with Nazem Kadri for second in team scoring.

August 9, 2020 03:20 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Three-game point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen finished round-robin play with four assists after setting up two goals in a 4-3 OT loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday.

Rantanen has been sharp in the round robin and that upper-body injury is definitely a thing of the past. He has points in all three round-robin games. The Avs rely heavily on Rantanen on the power play -- he skated 7:00 there Saturday and one of his helpers came with the man advantage. Colorado now faces Arizona in its opening-round series.

June 12, 2020 11:40 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Should be ready when play resumes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to The Athletic's Ryan Clark, Rantanen (upper body) was close to returning prior to the NHL halting play in mid-March, which means he should now be fully recovered.

Rantanen actually took the ice for practice in a non-contact jersey shortly before the season was put on hold, so while this news doesn't come as a surprise, it does all but confirm he'll be a full participant in Colorado's upcoming pre-playoffs training camp. The 23-year-old winger has racked up 19 goals and 41 points in 42 games this campaign, and he'll slot into a top-six role and a spot on the Avalanche's first power-play unit when postseason play gets underway. Rantanen's ability coupled with his role on one of the top teams in the NHL will make him a popular pick in playoff pools.

March 4, 2020 12:40 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: On ice for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen (upper body) took the ice for Wednesday's practice session in a non-contact sweater, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

While he hasn't been cleared for contact, the fact that Rantanen is back on the ice is a step in the right direction. Prior to getting hurt, the winger racked up 10 points in 11 contests, including five with the man advantage. Once cleared to play, Rantanen figures to bump Vladislav Namestnikov from his first-line role.

February 18, 2020 03:36 PM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Out multiple weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen will miss "weeks" with his upper-body injury, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Unfortunately, this news doesn't come as a surprise after Rantanen took a nasty spill into the boards behind the net during Monday's loss to the Lightning. He tallied a power-play assist before exiting the game, giving him 19 goals and 41 points in 42 contests this season. It's unclear how long Rantanen will be out, but a return before March appears to be out of the question. With only 11 healthy forwards on the roster, expect the Avalanche to make a roster move before Wednesday's game against the Islanders. Rantanen will be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his absence.

February 18, 2020 03:52 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Leaves Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen left Monday's contest against the Lightning with an upper-body injury and will not return, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.

Around the midway point of the second period, Rantanen was tripped up near the Lightning net and went crashing into the boards shoulder-first. He was in obvious pain and went to the locker room immediately. An update on his status should be available before Wednesday's game against the Islanders.

February 14, 2020 12:44 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Picks up power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen scored a power-play goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Washington.

Rantanen wired a shot past Washington netminder Braden Holtby from the right faceoff dot, giving the Avalanche a 2-0 lead late in the first period. For Rantanen, it was his 19th goal of the season and his 99th career goal. Coming off back-to-back 80-point campaigns, Rantanen has had his 2019-20 season interrupted by injury but has still produced at nearly a point-per-game clip. He has 39 points in 40 games heading into Saturday's tilt against the Kings.

February 12, 2020 02:52 AM
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Scores beauty Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rantanen netted a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Senators.

Rantanen received a pass from Nathan MacKinnon in the neutral zone and then spun around Senators defenseman Ron Hainsey. The Finnish winger then converted on his backhand to open the scoring in the last minute of the first period. He's racked up three goals and four assists over his last seven games and now has 38 points, 101 shots and a plus-1 rating in 39 outings this season.

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