#10 – Mikko Rantanen, RW – TPS Turku, Sm-liiga

TSN – #10
Central Scouting – #1 ES
ISS – #9
Craig Button – #16
McKeens – #11
THN – #12

NHL COMPARABLE: James Van Riemsdyk

UPSIDE: Top-6 Two-way Forward

Rantanen is a big, skilled player who plays a solid two-way game and doesn’t shy away from physical play. He has a very nice skill set and there are not a lot of flaws to his game. From everything I’ve seen from Rantanen, I get the feeling watching him play that there is still a lot more to come from this kid. That said, when talking about upside with a player like this, I find it more difficult to say that he’ll for sure top out as a 1st line player. He very well might, if he keeps on the same development path but there is a good chance that you end up with a 2nd line winger, which is still pretty darn good.


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