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Rasmus Ristolainen

European Skater - TPS, FINLAND
Final Rank:4Midterm Rank:3
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 3"Weight:201
Born:October 27, 1994
Born in:Turku, FIN
Drafted: 2013: BUF (1st Round / 8th Overall)  Buffalo Sabres
• He competed for Team Finland at the 2012 and 2013 World Junior Championships, totaling nine points (2-7--9) in 13 tournament games. He also represented his country at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship, recording three points (2-1--3).

• Ristolainen has garnered attention on YouTube for his nifty shootout goal (more than 18,000 views) and a hit that sent Jokerit forward Tomi Maki into the bench (more than 17,000 views).

• He began playing hockey as a five-year-old, but did not make the move from forward to defense until he was 12.

• Ristolainen patterns his heavy shot and physical play after Predators captain Shea Weber, his childhood hockey idol.

NEWS


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FAVORITES

NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL player: Milan Lucic
Shootout move: “Peter Forsberg move”
Movie: Rocky
TV show: Salatut Elamat
Video game: NHL 12
Pump-up song: “International Love” by Pitbull
Home-cooked meal: Lasagna
Place to visit: New York City

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2009-2010TPS JR.FINLAND-JR.51120
2009-2010TPS U18FINLAND-JR. U1832371028
2010-2011TPSFINLAND10000
2010-2011TPS JR.FINLAND-JR.270121230
2010-2011TPS U18FINLAND-JR. U1821230
2011-2012TPSFINLAND4035878
2011-2012TPS JR.FINLAND-JR.80446
2012-2013FIN (2013 IIHF World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR624620
2012-2013TPSFINLAND523121532
2013-2014FIN (2014 World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR53038