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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Rasmus Asplund

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Centre
  • Date of birth: December 3, 1997
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 176 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: Farjestad, SWEDEN

Scouting Report

"Asplund is a finesse-type of player." - Goran Stubb, NHL Central Scouting Director of European Scouting

"A smooth skater and excellent competitor, Asplund (5-11, 176) has three goals, five points, and a plus-3 rating while averaging 12:43 of ice time for Farjestad in the Swedish Hockey League. He is considered to be more of a finesse player than an aggressive performer; he has 26 shots on goal and 12 hits in 25 games." - Mike Morreale, NHL.com

Profile

  • Led the J20 SuperElit in Face-Off Percentage (68.12%) in 2014-15.
  • Made his SHL debut playing with Färjestad BK during the 2014–15 season.
  • Scored 3 goals and added 2 assists in 7 games for Team Sweden at the 2016 World Junior Championship.

QUOTABLE

"It's going to be a fun experience to be drafted. I'm just trying to play my best and if an NHL team likes it I'm happy." - Rasmus Asplund

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