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Fantasy Summary

Built in the traditional power forward mold but lacks high end speed and puck skills. Could be an effective net front presence on the power play and adds value in leagues that count hits.


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September 2020 – The Red Wings have loaned Rasmussen to the Graz99ers in the Austrian professional league. Detroit’s 2017 first-round pick spent last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and performed well when healthy. He tallied seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points in 35 games during his second professional season. His role in the Austrian league is yet to be determined but it should help him prepare for his next training camp with the Red Wings. Rasmussen is a monster of a man, standing at 6’6” and tipping the scales at 220 pounds. He is a handful to deal with along the boards and in front of the net as he uses his big frame well and has the reach to match. He is a fine skater for his size but he is not overly skilled and will have to work on playing with more pace in all areas of the game. Look for him to earn a regular role with the Red Wings this coming season. Nick Richard
October 2019 – The Red Wings decided it would be best for Rasmussen’s development as a second year pro to start him in the AHL where he can play an important role with loads of ice time. The plan has paid off early as Rasmussen is humming along with five points in his first four games. He is one of a few on a stacked Grand Rapids Griffins team that will likely be called up at some point. Mark Hillier

 July 2019 – Despite playing 62 games in the NHL last year, it’s unclear at this point where the former ninth overall pick will start the 2019-20 campaign. It’s possible the Wings decide to keep him up with the big club where he would likely fill a middle six role as a winger and possibly see some se