Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mikko Rantanen
Mikko Rantanen was born on October 29, 1996, in Nousiainen, Finland. A star for HC TPS in his homeland, he was selected 10th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Rantanen would crack the Avalanche's opening night roster to start the 2015-16 season, but would spend the majority of the year with the club's AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. In 52 games for the Rampage he scored 24 times and added 36 assists. Rantanen was selected to the AHL All-Star Game and became the second-youngest participant in the event's modern history.

In his first full season in the NHL (2016-17) Rantanen would appear in 75 games for the Avalanche, he reached the 20-goal plateau and would also add 18 assists for 38 points.

The 2017-18 season would be a breakout year offensively for Rantanen. Playing on a line with Nathan Mackinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, Rantenen found the back of the net 29 times and added 55 assists. His 84 points were the second highest total on the Avalanche. Rantanen would continue his offensive progression in 2018-19. He surpassed the 30-goal plateau for the first time in his career and reached 80 points for the second straight year.

On the international stage Rantanen helped Finland capture gold at the 2016 World Junior Championship and silver at the 2016 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2011-12 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 22 5 8 13 6 7 1 1 2 2
2012-13 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 5 2 6 8 0 1 1 0 1 0
2012-13 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 35 10 14 24 14 9 2 4 6 4
2012-13 TPS Turku Finland 15 2 1 3 4
2013-14 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 2 0 2 2 0
2013-14 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 17 5 13 18 8 3 2 1 3 0
2013-14 TPS Turku Finland 37 5 4 9 10
2013-14 Finland WJ18-A 5 3 2 5 0 +2
2014-15 TPS Turku Finland 56 9 19 28 22
2014-15 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 7 6 8 14 2
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 9 0 0 0 2 -7
2015-16 San Antonio Rampage AHL 52 24 36 60 42 +20
2015-16 Finland WJC-A 7 2 3 5 2 -2
2015-16 Finland WC-A 5 0 1 1 2 +1
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 75 20 18 38 22 -25
2016-17 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 0 2 2 4 0
2016-17 Finland WC-A 19 4 6 10 0 +2
2017-18 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 29 55 84 34 0 6 0 4 4 0
NHL Totals 165 49 73 122 58


AHL All-Rookie Team (2016) AHL Second All-Star Team (2016)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (2016) (co-winner - Frank Vatrano)
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