Miro Heiskanen
Miro Heiskanen
20-Year-Old DefensemanD
Dallas Stars
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The slick-skating young Finn made his NHL debut last season and could easily have garnered Calder Trophy consideration with his performance, playing in all 82 games and scoring 12 goals and 33 points. Heiskanen's minus-14 rating highlighted his growing pains, but considering he was taking a regular shift at 19 years old, some hiccups are to be expected. Once he matures, he should be a strong two-way asset for Dallas, using his wheels and passing skills to clear his own zone and his advanced offensive instincts to make an impact at the other end. With John Klingberg entrenched as the team's No. 1 defenseman, Heiskanen can develop at his own pace without having too much responsibility piled on his shoulders, but it may not be long before he and Klingberg form one of the most dynamic blue-line duos in the league. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Stars in July of 2017.
Top Stars blueliner
DDallas Stars
May 13, 2020
In 68 games prior to the league pausing play in mid-March, Heiskanen recorded eight goals and 27 assists.
ANALYSIS
His 35 points are tops among the Stars' defense corps and actually third on the team behind Tyler Seguin (50) and Jamie Benn (39). It's only his second NHL season, but Heiskanen's high draft selection (third overall in 2017) seems to be trending toward "justifiable" given his 0.51 points-per-game scoring output in his age-20 season.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    23:46
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:17
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:04
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
23:07
1:40
1:23
2019–20
23:46
2:17
2:04
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The third overall pick in the 2017 draft, Heiskanen missed his chance to take part in training camp last year due to a concussion, but he'll cross the Atlantic this September and might never go back to Finland. Still only 19 years old, he's an effortless skater and excellent passer with a dangerous shot who plays with poise in his own end and a killer instinct in the attacking zone. While Heiskanen doesn't have ideal size, he isn't afraid to get physical, and his overall skill set marks him as a future top-four blueliner and two-way asset, if perhaps not quite a true No. 1 defenseman. The Stars have other young offensive defenseman to try and work into the lineup, which could provide Heiskanen with a bit of a speed bump, but if he looks ready in camp don't be surprised if he makes the jump straight to the NHL.
Saddled by the league's second-worst defense last season, the Stars selected Heiskanen third overall in the 2017 draft. He played in Liiga, Finland's top pro league last season and thrived at the tender age of 17. The defensive prospect could someday evolve into a Nick Leddy or Anton Stralman type, but he sustained a concussion late in the summer and is headed back to his native country for at least one more year.
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Assists on both goals
DDallas Stars
March 10, 2020
Heiskanen collected a pair of assists and had four shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
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Tallies in road loss
DDallas Stars
February 28, 2020
Heiskanen netted a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
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Chips in with assist
DDallas Stars
February 19, 2020
Heiskanen recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
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Pair of assists in OT defeat
DDallas Stars
February 16, 2020
Heiskanen tallied two assists in Sunday's 4-3 overtime defeat in Ottawa.
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Logs two more helpers
DDallas Stars
February 11, 2020
Heiskanen had two assists and one shot on goal with two blocks in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Carolina.
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