Otso Rantakari

Otso Rantakari (born November 19, 1993) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing with HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Otso Rantakari
Born (1993-11-19) November 19, 1993 (age 27)
Espoo, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Espoo Blues
Modo Hockey
HC Davos
EHC Biel
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

Rantakari made his Liiga debut playing with Espoo Blues during the 2014–15 Liiga season.[1]

On September 9, 2019, Rantakari was signed to a four-month tryout by HC Davos of the Swiss National League (NL) through December 31, 2019. On November 30, 2019, Rantakari was signed to a one-year contract by Davos through the end of the 2019/20 season. On January 21, 2020, Rantakari was loaned to EHC Biel to replace injured Anssi Salmela.

On 18 June 2020, Rantakari left Switzerland as a free agent and agreed to a one-year deal with Russian club, HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the KHL.[2]


  1. ^ "Otso Rantakari player profile" (in Finnish). jatkoaika.com. May 3, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Rantakari becomes a player with Neftekhimik" (in Russian). HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. June 18, 2020. Retrieved June 18, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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