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Rasmus Ristolainen

Date of Birth October 2, 1994
Height 6' 3
Weight 197
Country Finland
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Amateur Team Turku TPS
Draft History
Drafted in 2013 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 8th Overall Pick by Buffalo Buffalo
Additional Information Was already a presence on D at the 2011-12 World Juniors, where he was the right point-man on the number one power play, and was asked to step up and fill in at a spot usual occupied by the older junior defenseman. He is big, physical and skilled, and has a low-panic level and shoots the puck hard and fast. He is very mobile and agile as an attacker and power-play pointman. He already plays in a league with grown men and successfully competes. Gets used on both points on the power play. You may not be getting an elite up-ice guy, but more of a highly capable two-way guy who will surprise you when he jumps up into the attack. One of the top defensive prospects of this class and clearly one of the bigger bodies.

--Bill Placzek--

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