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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

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 33 13 15 -5 28
K. Okposo 33 7 21 -3 28
B. Nelson 33 14 13 6 27
R. Strome 33 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 33 6 11 1 17
N. Leddy 33 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 23 2 12 7 14
N. Kulemin 33 6 7 -2 13
M. Grabovski 30 5 7 3 12
T. Hickey 32 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 18 6 0 .919 2.24
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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