Rasmus Andersson

Calgary Flames
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Fantasy Summary

Top-4 puck-moving defenseman who plays in all situations


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 27, 1996
Height 6‘1”
Weight 215 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 2; Overall: 53

Observations

Oct 2018 – Hi. Rasmus Andersson was sent to the AHL to begin the season. Well. With a struggling TJ Brodie and an injury to Travis Hamonic, Rasmus moved from the bottom pairing.. to the second pairing…to the top pairing with Mark Giordano. It’s tough to think this will last forever but it is evidence of his ability. The best part? He hasn’t looked out of place and he’s used to playing big minutes. – Joel Henderson

Oct 2018 – He’s been assigned to Stockton Heat to begin the year. Rasmus Andersson has done everything right to earn an NHL job. The team has been outspoken about not wanting to use him on the left side, so he is currently behind the depth of TJ Brodie, Travis Hamonic, and Michael Stone; who are each under contract for two more years. There are definitely instances where Rasmus could be recalled. Injuries. The experiment of moving Brodie back to the right side failing. Etc. Either way, he has been ready for the NHL for over a year now and fantasy owners either need to jump on a trade to acquire him, or holdddddd tight if you own him. – Joel Henderson

Jan 2018 – Andersson was recently named to the AHL All-star team and the reasons are obvious. After grabbing 22 points in 54 contests as a Rookie in 2016-17, it only took Andersson 30 games to match that output. He’s been ready for NHL minutes for a while now. – Joel Henderson

 

Sept 2017 – Rasmus is currently number two on Calgary’s prospect list for a reason. He does not have a booming slapshot or constantly jump up in the rush, but what he brings is consistency. He is patient and smart with his passes and while on special team he can create by getting the puck through from the point. Calgary used TJ Brodie on the PP1 last season and his impact could potentially be similar down the road. With the Flames locking up five of their blueliners it doesn’t look like Andersson’s ceiling will be found for a while. He could snag bottom pairing minutes and jump up the lineup with injuries. Otherwise expect impact minutes in the AHL again. – Joel Henderson

 

Mar 2017 – Rasmus has been emergency called up to Calgary with Dougie Hamilton and Michael Stone both being potentially unavailable. Rasmus has been slowly improving; spending time in all situations and leading Stockton in points from the backend with 22 in 50 games. He has the ability to make the game look easy as his skating becomes smoother. He has a confident decision making process and gets pucks through from the point. He has real top-4 potential and is currently the best D in Calgary’s system. – Joel Henderson

 

Oct 2016 – With six assists in the first six games, Andersson is showing that his production is quite transferable from the OHL to pro hockey. He excells at a strong first pass or the stretch pass. The wonder of his early success is that he only has five shots on net, and isn’t getting top PP minutes, yet. With that in mind, he shouldn’t continue to produce at this rate unless that changes. – Joel Henderson

 

Oct 2016 – He’s been assigned to the AHL and should be a big part of the offensive production, including PP minutes. Calgary has a couple of lovely Swedes in Andersson and Kylington. This will give them options to help one another, and compete for a call up. Andersson was sent to the AHL quicker than some expected but that might simply be to get comfortable in Stockton. He had a strong prospect tournament and continues to work on nutrition. Being a full time pro will help. – Joel Henderson

 

Mar 2016 – OHL coaches poll for the 2015/16 season show Andersson was voted best offensive defenseman in the OHL, as well as finished sixth in the hardest shot category. 

 

Mar 2016 – This has been a growing year for Andersson. That certainly is not a negative. His offensive numbers show the proof of his vision and puck handling abilities especially as a power-play catalyst. He’s shown improvement in his conditioning as well, however that will continue to be a longer goal.  – Joel Henderson

 

Dec 2015 – While he has not been named to Team Sweden due to older talent running the PP, he will get more opportunities in the future. Do not take this as a slight to Rasmus. Sweden is pumping out powerplay quarterback defensemen and Rasmus is a very good one. – Joel Henderson

 

Nov 2015 – After getting off to a slow start to the season, he’s officially back to form and then some. Rasmus has 15 points in the last 10 games while only being held scoreless once. He is delivering tons of shots each night and his plus-8 adds sprinkling on top. Barrie has went 7-3 over that span of time. By now the Colts should be the first team Flames fans gravitate towards in CHL hockey. – Joel Henderson

Oct 2015 – He has been assigned to Barrie of the OHL, joining already assigned teammate Andrew Mangiapane. Training camp showed improved conditioning and a wide skill set. He was impressive quarterbacking the powerplay and very rarely looked nervous or out of place. – Joel Henderson 

 

Sept 2015 – The second round draft pick has signed an ELC with the Calgary Flames. – Joel Henderson

 

August 2015 – He was named to Team Sweden’s Summer camp roster. He has played for Sweden a number of times so this is no surprise. Joel Henderson

 

June 2015 – The Flames need for his offensive skill set is likely several years away, thanks to their acquisition of Dougie Hamilton. Though the franchise’s outlook will be much different by the time he’s NHL ready. Dobber

 

June 2015 – The bulky defenseman went into Barrie with the pressure of being asked to replace 2014 first overall pick Aaron Ekblad. Andersson possesses average size, good passing ability and above-average vision. His 64 points as a defenseman was tops on Barrie and finished third in OHL scoring as a defenseman, (first among draft eligible defenseman). On the defensive side Rasmus is okay but not great, using his size to lean on people in front of the net and solid positioning to give his opponents worse angles of the net to shoot out. Benjamin Gallant


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Skåne TV-Pucken 8 3 1 4 4 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Elit 4 0 0 0 2 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Allsvenskan 13 0 1 1 20 |          
 2011-2012 Skåne TV-Pucken 8 5 2 7 6 |          
  Malmö Redhawks U16 U16 Elit 3 4 4 8 4 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Elit 23 6 16 22 47 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 18 
  Malmö Redhawks J20 SuperElit 13 0 3 3 6 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 11 2 9 11 8 |          
 2012-2013 Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Allsvenskan 1 0 2 2 0 | Playoffs 2 0 2 2
  Malmö Redhawks J20 SuperElit 8 5 1 6 48 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Malmö Redhawks Allsvenskan 38 3 8 11 22 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 5 2 4 6 12 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 5 1 0 1 6 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 10 2 3 5 8 |          
 2013-2014 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 4 4 10 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J20 SuperElit 8 1 4 5 12 |          
  Malmö Redhawks Allsvenskan 43 3 10 13 26 | Kvalserien SHL 10 0 1 1
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 2 1 3 14 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 13 2 9 11 26 |          
 2014-2015 Barrie Colts OHL 67 12 52 64 88 | Playoffs 9 1 3 4
 2015-2016 Barrie Colts OHL 64 9 51 60 60 | Playoffs 15 2 13 15 16 
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 4 3 1 4 0 |          
 2016-2017 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Stockton Heat AHL 54 3 19 22 38 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
 2017-2018 Calgary Flames NHL 10 0 0 0 4 |          
  Stockton Heat AHL 56 9 30 39 41 |          
 2018-2019 Calgary Flames NHL 55 1 8 9 23 |          

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