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Rasmus Ristolainen

21-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 NHL Stats

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33

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 finished with nine goals and 32 assists to lead all Buffalo defensemen in scoring.

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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 82 9 32 41 -21 33 202 4.5 1 0 25:17 4 17 21 3:08 139 137
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Rasmus Ristolainen – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Right Defenseman

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

25:17

Average Time On Ice

On average, Rasmus Ristolainen was on the ice for 25:17.

3:08

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Rasmus Ristolainen was on the ice for 3:08 during power plays.

2:38

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Rasmus Ristolainen was on the ice for 2:38 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 20:37 2:00 1:19
2015-16 25:17 3:08 2:38

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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
Apr 9 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 23:34 2:37
Apr 8 CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 27:40 4:10
Apr 5 @NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 25:23 4:37
Apr 2 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 25:05 2:04
Mar 31 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 3 25:00 5:22
Mar 29 @PIT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 3 29:10 3:01
Mar 28 @DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 26:21 2:12
Mar 26 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 23:06 2:30
Mar 22 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 2 23:25 3:21
Mar 19 @TOR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 23:36 2:44
Mar 18 OTT 0 1 1 -1 9 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:18 2:47
Mar 16 MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 3 27:26 4:48
Mar 12 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 26:16 5:17
Mar 10 @MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 5 1 26:36 2:46
Mar 8 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 23:59 2:45
Mar 7 @TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 28:18 5:25
Mar 5 MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:04 1:26
Mar 3 CGY 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 3 24:25 6:43
Mar 1 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 24:03 0:55
Feb 27 @LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 26:13 3:45
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Feb 26 @SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 23:37 0:00
Feb 24 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 27:25 4:35
Feb 21 PIT 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 7 25:58 2:01
Feb 19 @CLM 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 2 23:49 4:53
Feb 16 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 5 27:01 2:40
Feb 14 COL 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 27:13 3:10
Feb 12 MON 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 26:21 2:22
Feb 11 @PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 27:08 9:57
Feb 9 FLA 0 1 1 -4 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 25:11 4:32
Feb 6 @BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 25:59 4:00
Feb 4 BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 27:54 4:04
Feb 3 @MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 4 23:58 3:06
Jan 26 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 28:01 3:04
Jan 25 @NYR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 28:12 1:19
Jan 22 DET 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 28:15 1:14
Jan 20 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 28:17 2:51
Jan 18 @ARI 0 2 2 -1 10 0 2 0 0 0.0 6 2 30:15 2:58
Jan 16 WAS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 27:27 5:16
Jan 15 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 25:40 5:00
Jan 12 @MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 23:16 2:01
Jan 10 @WPG 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 3 0 26:30 4:18
Jan 8 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 21:36 1:11
Jan 5 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 27:31 4:23
Jan 2 DET 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 2 24:10 5:28
Dec 31 NYI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 1 25:47 5:24
Dec 30 @WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 25:19 3:46
Dec 28 WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 25:03 3:12
Dec 26 @BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 27:04 4:45
Dec 19 CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 26:17 2:52
Dec 17 ANA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 26:42 3:29
Dec 15 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 27:59 3:51
Dec 14 @DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 26:02 4:18
Dec 12 LOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 4 2 27:30 1:07
Dec 10 @CGY 3 0 3 -2 0 2 0 0 4 75.0 0 1 25:35 1:35
Dec 7 @VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 24:06 1:53
Dec 6 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 24:26 3:27
Dec 4 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 22:17 1:58
Dec 1 @DET 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 2 1 27:55 3:53
Nov 28 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 27:36 3:00
Nov 27 CAR 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 24:25 1:06
Nov 25 NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 21:33 1:44
Nov 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 21:05 2:39
Nov 21 @DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 19:50 2:05
Nov 19 @STL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 26:51 3:23
Nov 17 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 22:04 1:07
Nov 14 SAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 29:01 2:32
Nov 12 @FLA 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 4 2 24:05 0:23
Nov 10 @TAM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 3 26:28 2:26
Nov 7 VAN 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 40.0 1 0 21:17 1:26
Nov 5 TAM 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 21:28 1:38
Nov 1 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 3 26:04 0:00
Oct 30 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 23:49 3:38
Oct 29 @PIT 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 24:49 1:40
Oct 27 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 25:02 1:35
Oct 24 NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 22:24 2:32
Oct 23 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 23:03 2:56
Oct 21 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 24:09 3:14
Oct 17 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 23:57 2:35
Oct 15 @FLA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 1 24:28 4:27
Oct 12 CLM 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 4 25.0 0 1 24:58 5:31
Oct 10 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 26:41 2:01
Oct 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 tallied an assist in Monday's loss to the Red Wings.

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Ristolainen assisted on Zach Bogosian's goal in a 3-2 loss to Montreal on Wednesday.

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Ristolainen found twine for the first time since mid-January in Thursday's win over Calgary, adding a plus-2 rating, four shots, three blocks and two hits.

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Ristolainen didn't register a point, but sported a plus-3 rating in Sunday's win over the Avalanche.

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

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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.