Antti Raanta

Antti Raanta

33-Year-Old GoalieG
Carolina Hurricanes
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 9/15/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Antti Raanta in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Hurricanes in July of 2021.
Facing 6-8 week recovery
GCarolina Hurricanes
Knee
June 2, 2022
Raanta sustained an MCL sprain and will need 6-8 weeks to recover, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports Thursday.
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Raanta joins fellow netminder Frederik Andersen with a sprained MCL, which will only further cloud the Hurricanes' goaltender situation heading into next season as both players will have to push back the start of their offseason programs. While the 33-year-old Raanta performed well in the playoffs, going 6-5 with a 2.26 GAA and .922 save percentage, he should be expected to once again serve as the No. 2 option behind Andersen heading into the 2022-23 campaign, assuming both players are fully fit.
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Raanta managed a 2.63 GAA, a .921 save percentage and a 15-14-3 record in 33 games with the Coyotes last season. He saw a fairly even split of playing time with Darcy Kuemper, but Raanta was the clear backup in terms of performance when both were healthy. The 31-year-old Raanta will likely return to a backup role in 2020-21, as Kuemper is coming off an extremely strong season of his own. However, given both goalies' lengthy injury histories, fantasy managers should try to pair the Coyotes' netminding duo during fantasy drafts when possible.
Raanta lost most of the 2018-19 season to a lower-body injury, going 5-6-0 in 12 appearances with a 2.88 GAA and a .906 save percentage -- just a year removed from marks of 2.24 and .930 over 47 appearances. In his stead, Darcy Kuemper picked up a firm grasp on the starting job in the Coyotes' crease. Going into the season, either Raanta or Kuemper could emerge as the starter. Raanta is expected to be healthy heading into training camp. Staying healthy has been Raanta's primary obstacle to obtaining a full-time starting gig, so anyone interested in Arizona goaltending should probably consider locking up both if possible.
Raanta worked against the grain of the Coyotes' second-to-last-place standing by turning in a remarkable 2017-18 campaign. Clearly, the ex-Blackhawk and former Ranger benefited from two-year apprenticeships with Corey Crawford and Henrik Lundqvist, as he was able to post a winning record (21-17-6) plus the highest save percentage (.930) of any netminder who appeared in at least 33 games. The fact that Raanta managed such a lofty save rate on top of a winning record despite his team's egregious minus-48 goal differential speaks volumes about the Finn's pure skill and upside for the future. Known for his calculated positioning between the pipes, he figures to be a mainstay for the burgeoning franchise, but staying healthy has been rather challenging for him.
Shipped to Arizona along with top-line center Derek Stepan in June, Raanta will get his first chance to serve as a No. 1 netminder after acting as the understudy to Corey Crawford in Chicago and then Henrik Lundqvist in New York for his first four NHL seasons. Over the past three, Raanta hasn't posted a save mark lower than .919, and Cam Talbot’s success upon moving to Edmonton after backing up Lundqvist gives us a framework to analyze what the Finn might do now that he’s escaped the shadows of two star goalies. He'll have the benefit of a blue line that's added defensive specialist Niklas Hjalmarsson, with whom Raanta is familiar from their time together with the Blackhawks, as well as Stepan’s own-zone proficiency -- a much-needed attribute in the desert, as the Coyotes have been known as a soft target for opposing offenses in recent seasons. He should easily fend off any challenge for playing time that may be posed by mediocre backup Louis Domingue.
As he enters his age-27 season, Raanta has never been an NHL starter, and he appears set to continue that way. After a solid first season as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup, Raanta will be back for another two years in the same role after re-signing in early May. Unless the King suffers an injury, the Finn will hold fairly minimal fantasy value outside of deep formats in which his strong ratios can help despite his limited playing time.
Raanta turned in sparkling work as the Blackhawks' second-string goalie last year, supplying a spectacular .936 save percentage and 1.89 GAA in 14 games (12 starts), but nonetheless found himself displaced from that role by Scott Darling by season's end. That resulted in a trade to the Rangers, where the Finn will slot in as the backup behind star netminder Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist spent some rare time on IR last year, but he's usually an iron man out there, so don't expect Raanta to see more than about 20 starts this season. When he does play, though, he may be one of the most appealing backups around, just as Cam Talbot was last season.
Raanta stepped into the crease last season when both Nikolai Khabibulin went down with a season-ending injury and Corey Crawford was out for a period of time and did an admirable job filling the net. Sure, he needs to improve that .897 save percentage, but he did go 13-5-4. He is a reliable backup and should continue to grow his game. We think he'll see about the same number of games, 25, as last season,and he should provide those of you in daily leagues with a decent streaming option.
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May have suffered serious injury
GCarolina Hurricanes
Lower Body
May 30, 2022
Raanta (lower body) "wouldn't have been able to play" against the Lightning if Carolina advanced, Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
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Injured Monday
GCarolina Hurricanes
Lower Body
May 30, 2022
Raanta (lower body) will not return to Monday's game against the Rangers.
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Guarding cage Monday
GCarolina Hurricanes
May 29, 2022
Raanta will start Game 7 at home against the Rangers on Monday, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
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Pulled in Game 6 loss
GCarolina Hurricanes
May 28, 2022
Raanta allowed three goals on 13 shots before he was replaced by Pyotr Kochetkov in Saturday's 5-2 Game 6 loss to the Rangers.
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Starting in Game 6
GCarolina Hurricanes
May 28, 2022
Raanta will guard the road goal in Saturday's Game 6 versus the Rangers, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
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