Markus Hannikainen
Markus Hannikainen
26-Year-Old Right WingRW
Arizona Coyotes
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.
Traded to Arizona
RWArizona Coyotes  Minors
February 24, 2020
Columbus traded Hannikainen to the Coyotes in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick Monday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
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Hannikainen hasn't cracked the lineup for a single game with the Blue Jackets this campaign, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The 26-year-old Finn will likely report to Arizona's AHL affiliate, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him get a look with the Coyotes at some point down the stretch.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Reassigned to minors
RWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
November 20, 2019
Hannikainen was demoted to AHL Cleveland on Wednesday.
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Summoned from AHL
RWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
November 14, 2019
The Blue Jackets recalled Hannikainen from AHL Cleveland on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Returned to minor-league affiliate
RWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
November 6, 2019
The Blue Jackets reassigned Hannikainen to AHL Cleveland on Tuesday.
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Recalled by Blue Jackets
RWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
October 31, 2019
Columbus recalled Hannikainen from AHL Cleveland on Thursday.
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Demoted to AHL
RWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
October 19, 2019
Hannikainen was sent down to AHL Cleveland following Columbus' 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
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