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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

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




Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild