NHL Future Watch: Sampo Ranta Hockey Cards, Colorado AvalancheNHL Future Watch: Sampo Ranta Hockey Cards, Colorado Avalanche – Sampo Ranta was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round of the 2018 NHL Draft. This 6’2” winger can play both sides, but he was drafted for his shot and his offense.

Ranta was in his second USHL season in 2017-18. He scored 23 goals and had 37 points in 53 games. Also in that year, Ranta represented Finland in the U18s and came home with a gold medal. He had two points in seven games.

In 2018-19, Ranta was off to play for the University of Minnesota. As a freshman, he had six goals and 16 points in 36 games. During that season, he was selected to play for Finland in the U20 World Junior Championship. He scored two goals and added one assist in seven games.

In his sophomore season at Minnesota, Ranta came through with 12 goals and eight assists in 35 games. He played in his second World Juniors, and added two assists in seven games.

2020-21 was a big year for Ranta. The Finn scored 19 goals and added 12 helpers. He was voted to the NCAA Big 10 All-Star team and had a win in the postseason. After he turned pro, Ranta played in two postseason games for the Avs and then joined the Colorado Eagles in the AHL. He didn’t score in the NHL, but in the AHL, he had seven points in 14 games as well as two points in two playoff games.

In 2021-22, Ranta played in 10 games with the big club, but he didn’t put up any points. In the AHL, he had seven goals and seven assists in 38 games for the Eagles. Then he played in five more playoff games. Ranta is very close to becoming an everyday pro. He just needs some preseason goals to start the 2022-23 NHL season.

NHL Future Watch: Sampo Ranta Hockey Cards, Colorado AvalancheNHL Future Watch: Sampo Ranta Hockey Cards Worth Chasing

His best card to collect would be the  2021-22 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns Rookie. It’s a card with a clean design and an action shot of him skating.

The 2021-22 O-Pee-Chee Update Rookie Card has a classic cardboard look, and the photo of Ranta is a great closeup of in-game action.

One last great card is his 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 2 Young Guns Canvas. The card shows him working with the puck in the offensive zone. He has an intense look while the Blackhawks try to cover him. A truly great photo.

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