Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Rasmus Rissanen
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 07/13/1991
AGE: 24
DRAFTED: CAR: 2009-178 overall
2013-14 Season
Completed his third professional season, spending the entire campaign with Charlotte (AHL)… Established new AHL career highs in points (10) and penalty minutes (91) and matched his career high in goals (3)… Ranked third on the team with a career-high 91 penalty minutes… Finished the season ranked third among AHL defensemen with 38 minor penalties… Opened the scoring at Toronto (11/19) with his first goal since 4/10/12 (77 games)… Racked up a career-high 17 penalty minutes vs. Rockford (12/7)… Missed 11 games due to injury from 12/10-1/3… Earned an assist and was a career-best (+4) vs. Texas (1/18)… Assisted on Greg Nemisz’ game-tying goal with 5:13 remaining in regulation of an eventual shootout win vs. NOR (1/19), giving him points in consecutive games (2a) for the first time in his career… Scored his first career power-play goal and was (+3) vs. Oklahoma City (1/24)… Was (+7) in eight January games… Scored his third goal of the season vs. Lake Erie (3/16). Signed a one-year contract on 7/23/14.


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 25 points (6g, 19a) in 188 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte entering 2014-15… Ranked second in career games played by a Checkers defenseman entering this season… Totaled 27 points (5g, 22a) and 192 penalty minutes in 139 career regular-season games with Everett of the Western Hockey League (WHL)… 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 with an assist at San Antonio (10/29/11)… Picked up the first fighting major of his career when he dropped the gloves 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)… Tallied nine assists and ranked third among Checkers in penalty minutes (84) during his second full season in 2012-13… Played in all five of the Checkers’ 2013 Calder Cup Playoff games, his first playoff games at the professional level…