EEMELI RASANEN
North American Skater - KINGSTON, OHL
Final Rank:32Midterm Rank:57
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 7"Weight:228
Born:March 6, 1999Hometown:Joensuu, Finland
Born in:Joensuu, FIN
Drafted: 2017: TOR (2nd Round / 59th Overall) 

• After being selected in the second round (113th overall) by the Frontenacs in the 2016 CHL Import Draft, Rasanen led Kingston defensemen and finished second among rookie blueliners with 6-33—39 in 2016-17 (66 GP). He added 1-4—5 in the playoffs (11 GP) before the Frontenacs were eliminated by Peterborough in Round 2.

• The Joensuu, Finland native helped his country win a silver medal at the 2017 Under-18 World Championship (1-0—1 in 6 GP). He also represented Finland at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial (0-1—1 in 4 GP) and the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (5 GP).

• Rasanen spent the 2015-16 season in his native Finland, skating mostly with Assat’s under-18 team and appearing in four games with the junior club.

• Lists Penguins captain Sidney Crosby as his childhood hockey idol.

• Compares his style of play to Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.


GETTING TO KNOW EEMELI:


If I could "Carpool Karaoke" with any celebrity it would be: Adele

TV show I recently binge-watched:
Salatut elamat

The celebrity that always makes me laugh: Kevin Hart

The app I spend too much time on: Snapchat

At an all-you-can-eat buffet I go straight for the: Meat

The coolest person I've ever met: Pavel Datsyuk

Athlete I admire most: Rasmus Ristolainen

If I could be any superhero I would be: Superman


EEMELI’S GO-TO EMOJI:



STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2016-2017KINGSTONOHL666333941
2016-2017FIN (2017 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR61012
2016-2017FIN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2016)ITLTOUR40112
2015-2016ASSAT U18FINLAND-JR. U18130334
2015-2016ASSAT JR.FINLAND-JR.40004
2015-2016FIN U17 (4 Nations tournament in Sodertalje 2016)ITLTOUR30004
2014-2015JOKIPOJAT U18FINLAND-JR. U1822881616
2014-2015JOKIPOJAT JR.FINLAND-JR. 21513410