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OTSO RANTAKARI  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1993-11-19 BIRTHPLACEEspoo, FIN
AGE 22 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 182 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 83 kg / 183 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Jokerit CONTRACT 17/18

Smooth-skating Rantakari is very talented offensive defenseman who likes to join the rush. A powerplay specialist, he possesses a really good and accurate shot. Not a very physical player, though. Could improve his defensive game a bit, too.
(EP 2015)

Father: Osmo Rantakari

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2008-09 EC Salzburg U20 Austria U20 8 1 344 |            
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 004 |            
 2009-10 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 7 2 81010 |            
  HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 24 4 121626 |            
  HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 000 1 |            
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 220 |            
 2010-11 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 3 2 464 | Playoffs 4 1 126  
  HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 29 3 81116 7 |            
 2011-12 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 43 8 293732 21 | Playoffs 3 0 004 -5 
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 2 358 |            
 2012-13 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 29 4 71138 -6 |            
  Kiekko-Vantaa  Mestis 19 4 9136 -6 | Relegation 5 2 240
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 000 0 |            
 2013-14 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 0 110 -2 |            
  Kiekko-Vantaa  Mestis 54 11 193050 -1 | Playoffs 5 0 1112
 2014-15 Blues Liiga 56 11 182934 9 | Playoffs 4 1 014 -5 
 2015-16 Blues Liiga 37 5 152048 -5 |            
  MODO Hockey SHL 17 0 442 -4 | Relegation 7 1 234
 2016-17 Tappara Liiga - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2015-16 Blues Champions HL 10 1 458 -1 |            
 2016-17 Tappara Champions HL 2 0 112 1 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  Austria U20: 8 1 3 4 0.50 |    
  Champions HL: 12 1 5 6 0.50 10  |    
  International-Jr: 19 2 5 7 0.37 12  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 104 15 45 60 0.58 86  21  | 3 0 0 0 0.00 -5 
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 27 6 16 22 0.81 30  | 4 1 1 2 0.50  
  Jr. B SM-sarja Q: 7 2 8 10 1.43 10  |    
  Liiga: 93 16 33 49 0.53 82  | 4 1 0 1 0.25 -5 
  Mestis: 73 15 28 43 0.59 56  -7  | 10 2 3 5 0.50 12 
  SHL: 17 0 4 4 0.24 -4  | 7 1 2 3 0.43



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2009-2010 Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
  Jr. B SM-sarja Champion
2011-2012 Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
2014-2015 SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie (18)
  SM-liiga Most Points by Rookie (29)
  SM-liiga Rookie of the Year
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal 09/10, 11/12
- Jr. B SM-sarja Champion 09/10
- SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie 14/15
- SM-liiga Most Points by Rookie 14/15
- SM-liiga Rookie of the Year 14/15



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2016-05-12 Confirmed MODO Hockey Tappara
2016-01-13 Confirmed Blues MODO Hockey
2015-02-06 Extension Blues Blues 1 year 
2014-04-28 Confirmed Jokerit Blues
2013-09-11 Loan Jokerit Kiekko-Vantaa
2013-02-01 Loan Jokerit Kiekko-Vantaa
2012-05-11 Extension Jokerit U20 Jokerit 2 years 
2011-03-30 Confirmed HIFK U20 Jokerit U20


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Blues
 
Career transactions
- 2014-04-28 • Signed to a one-year + option year contract with Blues
- 2012-05-07 • Signed to a two-year contract with Jokerit
- 2011 • Moved from HIFK U18 to Jokerit U20
- 2009 • Moved from EC Salzburg U20 (AUT) to HIFK U18
- 2008 • Moved from Jokerit juniors to EC Salzburg U20 (AUT)

Career assingments
- 2013-09-11 • Loaned to Kiekko-Vantaa by Jokerit to end of the season
- 2013-02-01 • Loaned to Kiekko-Vantaa by Jokerit to end of the season

Other memorable dates
-2014-09-11 • Made Liiga debut(vs.HIFK) and scored his first Liiga goal at the same game. +/-: -1 S: 1 TOI: 14:56
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