North American Skater
EEMELI
RASANEN
POSITION: D
SHOOTS: Right
HEIGHT: 6' 7"
Weight: 228
Born: 03/06/1999
Mid Term Rank: 57
Nationality: Finnish
Club: KINGSTON
League: OHL

• 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


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