Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Ristolainen
RHD, Rochester Americans (AHL)
6’4” | 207 lbs.
2013 (1st round, 8th overall)

- projects as all-situations, top pair NHL defender
- calm with puck, good poise and decision making
- strong skater, uses size and reach to advantage
- strong hitting game including classic hip check
- adds motion to power play, gets low shots through

  • scored GWG for Finland at 2014 World Junior Championship
  • awarded Best Defenseman and Tournament All-Star Team at 2014 WJC
  • represented Finland at three WJCs (2012-14)
  • signed NHL entry-level contract July 12, 2013
  • scored first NHL goal Oct. 25, 2015 vs Jacob Markstom (FLA)

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