Michael Rasmussen
Michael Rasmussen
20-Year-Old CenterC
Detroit Red Wings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Expectations for Rasmussen soared when the 6-foot-6, 221-pound center found his name on the Opening Night roster for the 2018-19 campaign. The B.C. native didn't disappoint, as he finished with eight goals -- striking four times on the man advantage -- to go with 10 helpers over 62 games in a bottom-six assignment. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill sent Rasmussen to the ice in the offensive zone only 44.1 percent of the time at even strength, with the power forward assuming a heavy defensive role to compensate for a Detroit blue line that was perpetually banged up. It's clear that Rasmussen is a special player; the 2017 ninth overall pick averaged 0.98 points per game with WHL Tri-City (2014-18), and he's largely bypassed the AHLto date. Consider throwing a late-round dart on No. 27 in fantasy drafts this fall. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Red Wings in August 2017.
Remains on roster bubble
CDetroit Red Wings  Minors
October 1, 2019
Rasmussen still has a chance to make the Opening Night roster due to Dylan Larkin's undisclosed injury, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The Red Wings made the difficult decision to assign Rasmussen to AHL Grand Rapids, despite the prospect managing to put up four goals in seven preseason contests. However, his fortunes could change quickly if Larkin's injury keeps him out of Saturday's road opener against the Predators or Sunday's clash with the Stars at Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit. Rasmussen would have had an easier time pinning down a roster spot had the Wings not reacquired Valtteri Filppula in free agency.
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July 28, 2018
Jon Litterine ranks the NHL's top prospects as we head into the 2018-19 season. Fear not, Sabres fans, Rasmus Dahlin should be an impact player from the get go.
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July 18, 2018
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Eliciting comparisons to Calgary's Sean Monahan and even a flashier Nick Bjugstad of the Panthers, Rasmussen is an intriguing prospect for the Red Wings. The 19-year-old power forward is listed at 6-foot-6, 221 pounds but scouts say he's surprisingly nimble and doesn't let his massive frame get in the way of production. A quick peek at his junior numbers is enough to leave prospective fantasy owners drooling over Rasmussen; he amassed 81 goals and 76 assists over 161 games for the WHL Tri-City Americans between 2014-18 and captained the club during an abbreviated run at the 2018 WHL Cup, notching 33 points through the third round against Everett. He's exempt from waivers with two years left on an entry-level contract, and Rasmussen should transcend keeper/dynasty interest since he figures to crack the Opening Night roster with Detroit.
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Poses problems for Blues
CDetroit Red Wings  Minors
September 27, 2019
Rasmussen potted two goals Thursday in a 4-1 win over the Blues.
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Healthy entering camp
CDetroit Red Wings  Minors
September 12, 2019
Rasmussen (upper body) is ready for training camp, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
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Rookie campaign could be over
CDetroit Red Wings  Minors
Upper Body
March 27, 2019
Rasmussen (upper body) likely has played his final game of the 2018-19 season, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports, citing head coach Jeff Blashill.
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Expected to sit Monday
CDetroit Red Wings  Minors
Upper Body
March 25, 2019
Rasmussen (upper body) is expected to miss Monday's game in San Jose.
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Scratched with injury
CDetroit Red Wings  Minors
Upper Body
March 23, 2019
Rasmussen will sit out with an upper-body injury when the Red Wings play the Golden Knights on Saturday, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
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