Michael Rasmussen

Detroit Red Wings
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Fantasy Summary

Power forward center with top six potential.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.7
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 17, 1999
Height 6‘6”
Weight 215 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 9

Observations

December 2017 – Rasmussen is giving Detroit Red Wings fans plenty to be excited about. The big center continues to develop and play a dominating game for the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. He has shown steady improvement over his three-year junior career. Listed at 6-6 and 215 pounds, the 18-year-old is still growing. Rasmussen uses his long reach effectively in both the offensive and defensive zone. He skates well for a large player and uses his size and puck handling skill to gain control down low. He provides a big screen in front of the net. Rasmussen bangs in a lot of rebounds but also has a good and heavy shot. It’s possible he could develop into a top line center at the NHL level, but at this point projects more as a solid two-way second line center. Mark Hillier March 2017 – Rasmussen is a prospect NHL scouts will be fighting for their team to draft. He is a big bodied center with NHL ready size; he skating is above average thanks to his long powerful stride. He has a high compete level and uses his size well in puck battles and to finish checks, but he could be a little more aggressive or mean. His offensive skills are elite as he owns good playmaking vision but is also an accomplished goal scorer. Scores a lot of goals in close to the net where he uses his size as a net presence, screen and can score on tips, rebounds and deflections.Rasmussen will have added value in multi cat leagues as he will contribute points, faceoff wins, hits and penalty minutes. With his size, skating, skill and smarts he has all the makings of a first or second line NHL center. Peter Harling


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Okanagan Hockey Academy Btm Prep OMAHA 59 41 46 87 123 |          
  BCMML Sabres 1 U16 Cup 4 0 3 3 0 |          
  Okanagan Hockey Academy Elite 15 CSSHL E15 2 1 0 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Team British Columbia CWG 6 1 1 2 4 |          
  Okanagan Hockey Acad. White Prep CSSHL 28 27 23 50 36 | Playoffs 3 3 5 8
  Penticton Vees BCHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Tri-City Americans WHL 1 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2015-2016 Tri-City Americans WHL 63 18 25 43 37 |          
  Team White U17-Dev 3 0 1 1 8 |          
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 2 1 3 16 |          
 2016-2017 Canada U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 1 3 4 8 |          
  Tri-City Americans WHL 50 32 23 55 50 |          
 2017-2018 Tri-City Americans WHL 47 31 28 59 40 | Playoffs 14 16 17 33
  WHL All-Stars Canada/Russia Series 2 0 2 2 0 |          
 2018-2019 Detroit Red Wings NHL - - - - - |          

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