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Mikko Rantanen Profile

Mikko Rantanen
Ht/Wt: 6' 4"/195 lbs
Position: C/RW
Team: TPS Turku (a) (SM-liiga)

Mikko Rantanen's Player Profile

Goran Stubb - Director of European Scouting: "Heís a physically strong power forward with very good playmaking abilities, smart, active and involved on every shift. He has very good speed and quickness for a big man and plays with authority. Heís difficult to check, protects the puck well and has good hands."

Adam Kimelman of NHL.com (Apr.20th): "A giant power forward (6-4, 211) is well-equipped for the North American game. The 18-year-old led all under-20 players in scoring in Liiga, Finlandís top professional league, and was Finland's best player the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. He skates well for a player his size and wasnít intimidated playing against older competition."

Mike Morreale of NHL.com (Apr.20th): "Was considered by many observers to be the best player for Finland at the 2015 World Junior Championship, where he had a team-high four goals. The 6-3, 211-pound left-shot forward averaged more than 16 minutes of ice time per game with TPS and is effective on the power play. He has a good combination of hockey sense, hands and an explosive shot."

Steve Kournianos of The Draft Analyst: "Rantanen is most certainly a skilled power forward, but not in the physical sense. He has an NHL build and he uses his size to protect the puck as good as anyone in the draft, but heís also a very good playmaker who sees the ice exceptionally well and can draw opponents towards him before hitting the open man; an underrated aspect of his game. Heís is definitely a thinking manís power forward in that he does not necessarily rely on brute force to make plays. Rantanen is also a highly opportunistic and low-maintenance goal scorer. He has to be because he does not possess nor rely on one signature move or asset ó he scores goals any which way he can. His shot is above average but he makes up for it with a very quick and effortless release."

Mikko Rantanen Videos

Mikko Rantanen - 2015 IIHF WJC Highlights

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Mikko Rantanen - Shift by Shift

Mikko Rantanen sick goal

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