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Flames select Rasmus Andersson with 53rd overall pick

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

-- With the 53rd overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames have selected defenceman Rasmus Andersson of the Barrie Colts in the OHL.

Andersson recorded 12 goals and 64 points along with 88 penalty minutes in 67 games with the Colts last season, his first in North Amercia.

The 18-year old Malmo, Sweden native previously played for the Malmo Redhawks in his native Sweden where he collected 3 goals, 10 assists for 13 points in 43 games. Andersson was fourth in team scoring amongst defencemen and was the youngest player on the roster.

The 6-foot-0”, 214-pound defenceman is the son of former NHLer Peter Andersson, who played for both the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers, and brother of Calle Andersson who was drafted by the New York Rangers 119th overall in 2012.


BORN: Malmo, Sweden DATE: Oct 27, 1996

HEIGHT: 6’0’’ WEIGHT: 212 lbs.


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