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Rasmus Ristolainen

21-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Despite his ugly minus-32 rating and rather meager total of 20 points in 78 games last season, the 20-year-old Finn is Buffalo's blue-chip defenseman and a player expected to take a big leap forward in 2015-16. With a thin blue line, the Sabres can't protect Ristolainen, but...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 207   DOB: 10/27/1994   BORN: Turku, Finland   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #8 Overall in 2013   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed an entry-level contract with the Sabres in July of 2013.

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Ristolainen assisted on both Sabres goals in a 2-1 win over Arizona on Monday.

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Rasmus Ristolainen NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2013-14 18 NHL BUF 34 2 2 4 -15 6 52 3.8 0 0 19:07 0 0 0 1:39 66 32
2013-14 18 AHL ROC 34 6 14 20 -2 22 1 4
2014-15 19 NHL BUF 78 8 12 20 -32 26 121 6.6 0 0 20:37 4 5 9 2:00 118 136
2015-16 20 NHL BUF 52 8 24 32 -14 16 122 6.6 1 0 25:13 4 11 15 2:52 82 83
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Rasmus Ristolainen – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Left Defenseman
  1. Rasmus Ristolainen
  2. Zach Bogosian
  3. Mike Weber
  4. Jake McCabe
Buffalo Sabres

Time On Ice Stats

25:13

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Rasmus Ristolainen was on the ice for 25:13.

2:52

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Rasmus Ristolainen was on the ice for 2:52 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 20:37 2:00
2015-16 25:13 2:52

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Rasmus Ristolainen
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 4 BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 27:54 4:04
2016-2Feb 3 @MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 4 23:58 3:06
2016-1Jan 26 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 28:01 3:04
2016-1Jan 25 @NYR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 28:12 1:19
2016-1Jan 22 DET 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 28:15 1:14
2016-1Jan 20 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 28:17 2:51
2016-1Jan 18 @ARI 0 2 2 -1 10 0 2 0 0 0.0 6 2 30:15 2:58
2016-1Jan 16 WAS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 27:27 5:16
2016-1Jan 15 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 25:40 5:00
2016-1Jan 12 @MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 23:16 2:01
2016-1Jan 10 @WPG 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 3 0 26:30 4:18
2016-1Jan 8 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 21:36 1:11
2016-1Jan 5 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 27:31 4:23
2016-1Jan 2 DET 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 2 24:10 5:28
2015-12Dec 31 NYI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 1 25:47 5:24
2015-12Dec 30 @WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 25:19 3:46
2015-12Dec 28 WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 25:03 3:12
2015-12Dec 26 @BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 27:04 4:45
2015-12Dec 19 CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 26:17 2:52
2015-12Dec 17 ANA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 26:42 3:29
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2015-12Dec 15 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 27:59 3:51
2015-12Dec 14 @DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 26:02 4:18
2015-12Dec 12 LOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 4 2 27:30 1:07
2015-12Dec 10 @CGY 3 0 3 -2 0 2 0 0 4 75.0 0 1 25:35 1:35
2015-12Dec 7 @VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 24:06 1:53
2015-12Dec 6 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 24:26 3:27
2015-12Dec 4 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 22:17 1:58
2015-12Dec 1 @DET 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 2 1 27:55 3:53
2015-11Nov 28 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 27:36 3:00
2015-11Nov 27 CAR 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 24:25 1:06
2015-11Nov 25 NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 21:33 1:44
2015-11Nov 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 21:05 2:39
2015-11Nov 21 @DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 19:50 2:05
2015-11Nov 19 @STL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 26:51 3:23
2015-11Nov 17 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 22:04 1:07
2015-11Nov 14 SAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 29:01 2:32
2015-11Nov 12 @FLA 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 4 2 24:05 0:23
2015-11Nov 10 @TAM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 3 26:28 2:26
2015-11Nov 7 VAN 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 40.0 1 0 21:17 1:26
2015-11Nov 5 TAM 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 21:28 1:38
2015-11Nov 1 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 3 26:04 0:00
2015-10Oct 30 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 23:49 3:38
2015-10Oct 29 @PIT 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 24:49 1:40
2015-10Oct 27 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 25:02 1:35
2015-10Oct 24 NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 22:24 2:32
2015-10Oct 23 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 23:03 2:56
2015-10Oct 21 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 24:09 3:14
2015-10Oct 17 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 23:57 2:35
2015-10Oct 15 @FLA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 1 24:28 4:27
2015-10Oct 12 CLM 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 4 25.0 0 1 24:58 5:31
2015-10Oct 10 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 26:41 2:01
2015-10Oct 8 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:10 3:31

Rasmus Ristolainen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ristolainen assisted on a power-play goal Sunday against the Jets, giving him 20 assists and 27 points in 42 games on the season.

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Ristolainen scored the first hat trick of his promising young career Thursday against Calgary, accounting for all the Sabres' goals in a 4-3 loss.

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Ristolainen dished out three assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's shootout loss to Detroit.

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Ristolainen picked up an assist and was plus-2 with five shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues.

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Ristolainen handed out two assists (one on the power play) and laid four hits Thursday in a win over Florida.

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Ristolainen recorded his first career two-goal game Saturday. One of the goals was the game winner in a 3-2 victory over the Canucks. The other came on the power play.

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Ristolainen dished out two assists Thursday, snapping his five-game scoreless skid, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 loss to the Penguins.

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Ristolainen tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over Columbus.

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Head coach Dan Bylsma indicated he'll be relying heavily on Ristolainen this season.

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Ristolainen will make his first appearance in preseason action Tuesday against Toronto, reports The Buffalo News.

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Ristolainen practiced with the Sabres for the first time in over a week Monday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

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Ristolainen is expected to miss roughly two weeks with an upper-body injury, reports the Olean Times Herald.

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2014-15

The 19-year-old Ristolainen is Buffalo’s top-rated young player on defense, and will likely remain with Buffalo for the entire season in 2014-2015. Though his production was muted in his 34 games with the Sabres last season, Ristolainen was a key player for the team’s AHL affiliate in Rochester, scoring 20 points in 34 games. Ristolainen is at the forefront of the Sabres’ rebuild and is poised to make a greater impact this season. There will be growing pains as Ristolainen develops into a franchise defenseman, but if everything goes right, he should emerge as the Sabres’ best defenseman by season’s end.

2013-14

Keeper leaguers should familiarize themselves with Ristolainen, the 8th overall pick in June�s NHL Draft. The 6�3� defenseman is expected to compete for a spot with the Sabres this fall after posting 15 points in 52 games for Turku in the Finnish league last season. Ristolainen is one of the top prospects among defensemen in all of hockey, with strong mobility and a cannon from the point. Since Ristolainen is just 18 years old, you should temper your expectations in one-year leagues, but be ready to pounce if he makes the big club and starts strong.