Otso Rantakari

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'0" / 182 cm
  • Weight
    185 lbs / 84 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
    18/19
  • Highlights
    1-time SM-liiga Champion 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 Jr. B SM-sarja Q 7 2 8 10 10 |
HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 24 4 12 16 26 |
HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 1 0 0 0 0 1 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 2 2 0 |
2010-11 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 3 2 4 6 4 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 6
HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 29 3 8 11 16 7 |
2011-12 Jokerit U20 Jr. A 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 Jr. A 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 Jr. A 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 - - - - - |
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 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Austria U20 8 1 3 4 0.50 4 |
Champions HL 24 3 10 13 0.54 14 -4 |
International-Jr 19 2 5 7 0.37 12 0 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 104 15 45 60 0.58 86 21 | 3 0 0 0 0.00 4 -5
Jr. B SM-sarja 27 6 16 22 0.81 30 | 4 1 1 2 0.50 6
Jr. B SM-sarja Q 7 2 8 10 1.43 10 |
Liiga 198 33 71 104 0.53 170 16 | 37 6 12 18 0.49 58 0
Mestis 73 15 28 43 0.59 56 -7 | 10 2 3 5 0.50 12 6
SHL 17 0 4 4 0.24 2 -4 | 7 1 2 3 0.43 4 4
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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
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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