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Draft Prospect - 2015
      
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Rasmus Ristolainen
European Skater
TPS, FINLAND
Final Rank:  4 Midterm Rank:  3
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 3" Weight:  201
Born:  October 27, 1994    
Birthplace:  Turku, FIN
• 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
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
TPS JR.
FINLAND-JR.
5
1
1
2
0
2009-2010
TPS U18
FINLAND-JR. U18
32
3
7
10
28
2010-2011
TPS
FINLAND
1
0
0
0
0
2010-2011
TPS JR.
FINLAND-JR.
27
0
12
12
30
2010-2011
TPS U18
FINLAND-JR. U18
2
1
2
3
0
2011-2012
TPS
FINLAND
40
3
5
8
78
2011-2012
TPS JR.
FINLAND-JR.
8
0
4
4
6
2012-2013
FIN (2013 IIHF World Junior Championship)
ITLTOUR
6
2
4
6
20
2012-2013
TPS
FINLAND
52
3
12
15
32
2013-2014
FIN (2014 World Junior Championship)
ITLTOUR
5
3
0
3
8




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 66 41 18 7 196 162 89
3 STL 64 40 19 5 198 162 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 MIN 64 35 22 7 181 164 77
6 VAN 64 36 24 4 184 176 76
7 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
8 CGY 64 35 25 4 182 165 74
9 LAK 64 31 21 12 175 167 74
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 65 29 26 10 203 215 68
12 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
13 ARI 65 21 37 7 142 220 49
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 65 32 28 14 60
L. Couture 65 22 33 1 55
J. Thornton 61 12 43 1 55
B. Burns 65 16 32 -1 48
P. Marleau 65 15 33 -14 48
T. Wingels 58 13 16 -3 29
T. Hertl 65 10 15 -1 25
M. Vlasic 60 8 12 14 20
M. Nieto 55 6 14 -8 20
J. Braun 54 1 19 7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 25 17 7 .913 2.61
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .904 2.66
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