Markus Hannikainen
Markus Hannikainen
26-Year-Old Right WingRW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hannikainen appeared in 44 games with the Blue Jackets last season, notching four goals and seven points while averaging just 9:29 of ice time per contest. The 26-year-old will once again take on a rotational, bottom-six role with Columbus in 2019-20, and will likely produce similarly, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radar. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $735,000 extension with Columbus in June of 2019.
Settles immigration issues
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
September 12, 2019
Hannikainen reportedly settled his immigration issues Thursday and is expected to be in Columbus for training camp Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
It was originally believed that Hannikainen wasn't going to be available for the start of training camp, but it seems he was able to find a way to settle his issues and be present for the start of camp. The Finn recorded four goals and three assists over 44 games last year. Now Hannikainen will be able to use his extra time on the ice to cement a bottom-six role heading into the 2019-20 season.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    9:29
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:04
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:10
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
9:08
0:01
0:41
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
8:22
0:03
0:30
2018–19
9:29
0:04
0:10
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Hannikainen played in a career-high 33 games for the Blue Jackets last year, settling in as the team's ninth winger and bouncing back and forth between the AHL, NHL press box and parent-club lineup as necessary. The 25-year-old doesn't have the tools to make a big offensive impact, but he's shown some upside in the AHL when partnered with the right linemates and could be a steady point producer if he works his way into a role on the second or third line. Even if Artemi Panarin ends up getting dealt, though, it might take more attrition above Hannikainen on the depth chart to garner that opportunity.
As a clear sign that he’s on the verge of a substantial NHL role, Hannikainen was a perpetual shuffler about the organization’s ranks in 2016-17. The undrafted Finn compiled 19 goals, 18 assists and a steady plus-6 rating with the AHL’s Monsters, and he showed flashes of his potential at the highest level by tacking on a goal and an assist over 10 games and a mere 9:08 of ice time. Columbus is rather stacked on the right wing with a projected line assembly of Nick Foligno, Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson and Oliver Bjorkstrand, but Hannikainen could potentially sneak in a valuable fill-in if the injury bug pays a visit. Still, he can likely be had on the waiver wire after drafts.
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Dealing with immigration issues
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Not Injury Related
September 11, 2019
Hannikainen will miss the start of training camp due to immigration issues, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
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Inks extension with Columbus
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
June 17, 2019
Hannikainen signed a one-year, $735,000 extension with the Blue Jackets on Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
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Activated from IR
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
February 24, 2019
Hannikainen (illness) was removed from injured reserve Sunday.
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Will not play Friday
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Illness
February 22, 2019
Hannikainen (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's matchup with the Senators, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.
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Healthy ahead of Friday's game
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
February 21, 2019
Hannikainen (illness) was back at practice Thursday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
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