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Finland Otso Rantakari

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G
A
TP
+/-
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0
2
2
-2
10
0
2
2
-3
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Database: 945 130 players
Last added: Roman Ognev
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Samuel Bucek 50 41 23 64
2. Brant Harris 49 21 38 59
3. William Rapuzzi 50 25 31 56
4. Patrik Svitana 49 16 39 55
5. Andrew Yogan 48 20 32 52
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
28
Height
6'0" / 182 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Agency
Highlights
1-time Liiga Champion 1
1-time Liiga Rookie of the Year 1

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

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2008-09 EC Salzburg U20 Austria U20 8 1 3 4 4 - |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 4 - |
2009-10 HIFK U18 U18 SM-sarja Q 7 2 8 10 10 - |
HIFK U18 U18 SM-sarja 24 4 12 16 26 - |
HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 1 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 2 2 0 - |
2010-11 HIFK U18 U18 SM-sarja 3 2 4 6 4 - | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 6 -
HIFK U20 U20 SM-liiga 29 3 8 11 16 7 |
2011-12 Jokerit U20 U20 SM-liiga 43 8 29 37 32 21 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 4 -5
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 2 3 5 8 - |
2012-13 Jokerit U20 U20 SM-liiga 29 4 7 11 38 -6 |
Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 19 4 9 13 6 -6 | Relegation 5 2 2 4 0 5
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2013-14 Jokerit U20 U20 SM-liiga 2 0 1 1 0 -2 |
Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 54 11 19 30 50 -1 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 12 1
2014-15 Blues Liiga 56 11 18 29 34 9 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 4 -5
2015-16 Blues Liiga 37 5 15 20 48 -5 |
MODO Hockey SHL 17 0 4 4 2 -4 | Relegation 7 1 2 3 4 4
2016-17 Tappara Liiga 56 9 21 30 34 11 | Playoffs 18 2 6 8 16 4
2017-18 Tappara Liiga 49 8 17 25 54 1 | Playoffs 15 3 6 9 38 1
2018-19 Tappara Liiga 46 5 19 24 38 -4 |
2019-20 HC Davos NL 29 9 12 21 20 3 |
EHC Biel-Bienne NL 8 2 3 5 8 0 |
2020-21 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 48 4 7 11 32 -20 |
2021-22 Tappara Liiga 20 1 5 6 12 2 |
HC Fribourg-Gottéron NL 4 0 1 1 0 -1 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2015-16 Blues Champions HL 10 1 4 5 8 -1 |
2016-17 Tappara Champions HL 6 0 1 1 2 -3 |
2017-18 Tappara Champions HL 8 2 5 7 4 0 |
2018-19 Tappara Champions HL 8 0 0 0 12 6 |
2019-20 HC Davos Swiss Cup 2 0 4 4 2 - |
HC Davos Spengler Cup 3 0 2 2 4 -3 |
2020-21 Finland EHT 3 1 0 1 2 -2 |
2021-22 Tappara Champions HL 5 0 7 7 4 -1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NL
2022-03-12T18:45:00+0000 Gottéron vs Ambrì-Piotta
2022-03-08T18:45:00+0000 Gottéron @ Ambrì-Piotta
2022-03-02T18:45:00+0000 Gottéron @ Zug
2022-03-01T18:45:00+0000 Gottéron vs Zug
Liiga
2022-02-23T17:30:00+0100 Tappara vs KalPa
2022-02-05T16:00:00+0100 Tappara @ HPK
2022-02-04T17:00:00+0100 Tappara vs TPS
2022-02-02T17:00:00+0100 Tappara @ Sport
2022-01-14T16:00:00+0100 Tappara @ HIFK
2022-01-13T16:00:00+0100 Tappara @ SaiPa
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Austria U20 1 8 1 3 4 0.50 4 - | 0
Champions HL 5 37 3 17 20 0.54 30 1 | 0
EHT 1 3 1 0 1 0.33 2 -2 | 0
International-Jr 4 19 2 5 7 0.37 12 0 | 0
KHL 1 48 4 7 11 0.23 32 -20 | 0
Liiga 6 264 39 95 134 0.51 220 14 | 3 37 6 12 18 0.49 58 0
Mestis 2 73 15 28 43 0.59 56 -7 | 2 10 2 3 5 0.50 12 6
NL 2 41 11 16 27 0.66 28 2 | 0
SHL 1 17 0 4 4 0.24 2 -4 | 1 7 1 2 3 0.43 4 4
Spengler Cup 1 3 0 2 2 0.67 4 -3 | 0
Swiss Cup 1 2 0 4 4 2.00 2 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 27 6 16 22 0.81 30 - | 1 4 1 1 2 0.50 6 -
U18 SM-sarja Q 1 7 2 8 10 1.43 10 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 5 104 15 45 60 0.58 86 21 | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 4 -5
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Agility
17
Puckhandling
16
Acceleration
15
Speed
14

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Jere Karjalainen (F) 2011-2021 7 Finland, Finland U20 (all), Jokerit U20, Kiekko-Vantaa, Tappara
Miro Aaltonen (F) 2008-2021 6 Blues, Finland, Finland U16 (all), Finland U17 (all), Finland U20 (all)
Joonas Valkonen (D) 2008-2014 5 Finland U16 (all), Finland U17 (all), Finland U20 (all), Kiekko-Vantaa
Richard Ullberg (G) 2008-2013 5 Finland U16 (all), Finland U17 (all), Finland U20 (all), HIFK U18, HIFK U20

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/25/2022
02/25/2022 Confirmed Tappara HC Fribourg-Gottéron
06/21/2021
06/21/2021 Confirmed Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Tappara
06/18/2020
06/18/2020 Confirmed HC Davos Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
01/21/2020
01/21/2020 Loan HC Davos EHC Biel-Bienne
11/30/2019
11/30/2019 Extension HC Davos HC Davos
09/07/2019
09/07/2019 Confirmed Tappara HC Davos
12/22/2017
12/22/2017 Extension Tappara Tappara
05/12/2016
05/12/2016 Confirmed MODO Hockey Tappara
01/13/2016
01/13/2016 Confirmed Blues MODO Hockey
02/06/2015
02/06/2015 Extension Blues Blues
04/28/2014
04/28/2014 Confirmed Jokerit Blues
09/11/2013
09/11/2013 Loan Jokerit Kiekko-Vantaa
02/01/2013
02/01/2013 Loan Jokerit Kiekko-Vantaa
05/11/2012
05/11/2012 Extension Jokerit U20 Jokerit
03/30/2011
03/30/2011 Confirmed HIFK U20 Jokerit U20
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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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