Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Rasmus Rissanen
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 07/13/1991
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: CAR: 2009-178 overall
2012-13 SEASON
Completed his second professional season with Charlotte (AHL)… Established career highs in assists (9) and points (9)… Ranked third among Checkers with a career-high 84 penalty minutes… Recorded an assist in the Checkers’ season opener at Houston (10/13)… Had his first AHL multi-point game with a pair of assists at Peoria (10/28)… Recorded his second multi-assist and multi-point game with two helpers vs. Houston… Assisted on Zach Boychuk’s eventual game-winning goal at TEX (3/23)… Missed 14 games due to injury… Played in all five of the Checkers’ Calder Cup Playoff games, his first playoff games at the professional level… Led the team with 10 penalty minutes in the playoffs.

Drafted by Carolina in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft… Signed by the Hurricanes to a three-year, entry level contract on 4/4/11… Had 15 points (3g, 12a) in 126 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte entering 2013-14… Totaled 27 points (5g, 22a) and 192 penalty minutes in 139 career regular-season games with Everett of the Western Hockey League (WHL)… Was Everett’s first-round selection (17th overall) in the 2009 CHL Import Draft… Ranked 52nd on NHL Central Scouting’s midterm list of international skaters for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, but rose to 37th in the organization’s final rankings… Represented Finland at the 2008 U-18 World Junior Championships, helping the Finns upset Canada to earn a bronze medal… Appeared in six games for Finland at the 2011 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, and was (+1)… Prior to beginning his North American career, had one goal, eight assists (9 points) and 66 penalty minutes in 34 career games for KalPa Jr. in the Finnish Junior League… Also played 38 games for KalPa’s U18 squad, earning eight goals and 10 assists (18 points) and totaling 127 penalty minutes… Played his first season of hockey in North America in 2009-10, totaling 15 points (4g, 11a) and earning a (+18) rating in 71 games with the Everett Silvertips (WHL)… Made his WHL debut at Seattle (9/18/09)… Totaled 12 points (1g, 11a) in 68 regular-season games with Portland in 2010-11, and led the Silvertips in penalty minutes (89)… Joined Charlotte (AHL) after his junior season, and made his professional debut vs. Worcester (4/9/11)… Completed his first full professional season with Charlotte (AHL) in 2011-12, totaling six points (3g, 3a) in 64 games… Recorded his first professional point, an assist on Drayson Bowman’s goal at San Antonio (10/29/11)… Picked up the first fighting major of his career when he dropped the gloves with Mike Angelidis at Norfolk (11/23/11)… Scored his first professional goal, an unassisted tally with 6:34 remaining in the third period that held up as the game-winner, vs. Grand Rapids (1/15/12).