European Skater
Mikko
Rantanen
POSITION: RW
SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
Weight: 211
Born: 10/29/1996
Mid Term Rank: 2
Nationality: Finnish
Club: TPS
League: FINLAND

• Rantanen, known for his playmaking ability, skated this season for TPS of the Finnish Elite League, where he recorded 9-19—29 in 56 games as an alternate captain. He also played for the club’s junior team in the playoffs, recording 6-8—14 in seven games en route to a league championship and Playoffs Best Player honors.

• Internationally, Rantanen has represented Finland at the 2015 World Junior Championship (4-0—4 in 5 GP) and the 2014 Under-18 World Junior Championship (3 2—5 in 5 GP) and was named a Top Three Player on his team in both tournaments. He recorded seven points (3-4—7) in five games to lead Finland at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and seven points (2-5—7) in five games at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• He patterns his style of play after Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Mikko Koivu of the Minnesota Wild.

NEWS

FINLAND'S RANTANEN TOPS LIST OF INTERNATIONAL SKATERS (click here)

FINLAND'S RANTANEN PUT ON SHOW AT WORLD JUNIORS (click here)

F
AVORITES

NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL player:
Sidney Crosby
Shootout move:
"Fake shot and then upstairs"
Goal celebration:
"First up"
Video game:
FIFA
Movie:
Taken
TV show:
Prison Break
Actor:
Neil Patrick Harris
Music group:
Eppu Normaali
Sport (other than hockey):
Soccer
Athlete (non-hockey):
Cristiano Ronaldo