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Rasmus Rissanen
Rasmus Rissanen
Defenseman  - CAR
Number: 62
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 217
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 13, 1991  (Age 23)
Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland
Drafted: CAR / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (178th overall) PROSPECT BIO
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.

Career

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…

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60