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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

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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