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Finland Rasmus Ristolainen
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# Player GP G A TP
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2. Brock Trotter 51 14 46 60
3. Allan McPherson 51 21 38 59
4. Marcel Hascak 45 33 22 55
5. Josef Mikyska 53 14 41 55
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
25
Height
6'4" / 192 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
220 lbs / 100 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
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Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1

One of the best defensemen of his age group, Ristolainen was a top-prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft. He is a calm player with good two-way ability and a mature style of play, though his defensive awareness and positioning still need work. More mobile and offensive than Buffalo's other 2013 1st round pick Nikita Zadorov, Ristolainen moves the puck with confidence, has a good shot from the point and has displayed ability to work the powerplay in SM-liiga. Ristolainen has an NHL-ready frame and has gained a lot of strength while playing in SM-liiga and though he is not a big-time hitter, he feels comfortable playing the body and likes to get physical in front of the net.(Matias Strozyk, 2013)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2008-09 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 5 0 0 0 0 | -
TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja 21 3 2 5 8 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 2
2009-10 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 1 1 4 5 0 | -
TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja 5 5 3 8 4 | Playoffs 5 2 5 7 27
TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja Q 8 0 3 3 16 | -
TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 24 3 4 7 12 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 4
TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 5 1 1 2 0 2 | -
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 5 0 1 1 4 | -
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 2 2 4 | -
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 11 4 2 6 6 | -
2010-11 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 2 1 2 3 0 | Playoffs 13 5 3 8 8
TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 27 0 12 12 30 -20 | -
TPS Liiga 1 0 0 0 0 0 | -
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 4 | -
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 10 1 0 1 12 | -
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 13 1 2 3 64 1 | -
2011-12 TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 8 0 4 4 6 4 | -
TPS Liiga 40 3 5 8 78 -21 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -2
Finland U18 “A” WJC-18 7 2 1 3 10 3 | -
Finland U18 (all) “A” International-Jr 11 3 3 6 16 6 | -
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 3 3 0 1 | -
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 0 9 9 0 | -
2012-13 TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 2 -5
TPS Liiga 52 3 12 15 32 -7 | -
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 2 4 6 20 5 | -
Finland U20 (all) “C” International-Jr 14 2 6 8 32 7 | -
Finland (all) International 4 0 1 1 2 0 | -
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 2 2 4 6 -15 | -
Rochester Americans AHL 34 6 14 20 22 -2 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 2 -2
Finland U20 “A” WJC-20 5 3 0 3 8 1 | -
Finland U20 (all) “A” International-Jr 5 3 0 3 8 1 | -
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 8 12 20 26 -32 | -
Finland (all) International 4 0 0 0 2 -1 | -
2015-16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 9 32 41 33 -21 | -
2016-17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 6 39 45 58 -9 | -
Finland WCup 3 0 0 0 0 -2 | -
Finland (all) International 6 1 2 3 4 -1 | -
2017-18 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 6 35 41 48 -25 | -
2018-19 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 5 38 43 38 -41 | -
2019-20 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 6 27 33 46 -2 | -
2020-21 Buffalo Sabres NHL - - - - - | -
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 TPS ET 6 0 0 0 6 | -
Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 2 3 10 7 | -
2012-13 TPS ET 7 1 2 3 18 | -
2014-15 Finland EHT 4 0 0 0 2 -1 | -
Skill Rating

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Strength
17
Puckhandling
16
Hitting
16
Agility
16

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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL 2019-2020
Mon 09/03 Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals
Sat 07/03 Buffalo Sabres @ Philadelphia Flyers
Thu 05/03 Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue 03/03 Buffalo Sabres @ Winnipeg Jets
Sat 29/02 Buffalo Sabres @ Arizona Coyotes
Fri 28/02 Buffalo Sabres @ Vegas Golden Knights
Wed 26/02 Buffalo Sabres @ Colorado Avalanche
Sun 23/02 Buffalo Sabres vs Winnipeg Jets
Sat 22/02 Buffalo Sabres @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue 18/02 Buffalo Sabres @ Ottawa Senators
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 34 6 14 20 0.59 22 -2 | 1 5 0 2 2 0.40 2 -2
EHT 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 2 -1 | 0
ET 2 13 1 2 3 0.23 24 0 | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 5 1 2 3 0.60 10 7 | 0
International 3 14 1 3 4 0.29 8 -2 | 0
International-Jr 5 85 14 23 37 0.44 142 15 | 0
Liiga 3 93 6 17 23 0.25 110 -28 | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2
NHL 8 493 42 185 227 0.46 255 -145 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 26 8 5 13 0.50 12 0 | 2 12 3 6 9 0.75 29 0
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 6 1 4 5 0.83 0 0 | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 26 4 6 10 0.38 12 0 | 2 16 6 3 9 0.56 12 0
U18 SM-sarja Q 1 8 0 3 3 0.38 16 0 | 0
U20 SM-sarja 4 40 1 17 18 0.45 36 -14 | 1 5 2 1 3 0.60 2 -5
WCup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2 | 0
WHC-17 2 10 1 2 3 0.30 8 0 | 0
WJC-18 1 7 2 1 3 0.43 10 3 | 0
WJC-20 3 18 5 7 12 0.67 28 7 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/11/2016
10/11/2016 Extension Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres
07/12/2013
07/12/2013 Confirmed TPS Buffalo Sabres
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2012, 1 #13 overall by Amur Khabarovsk in the KHL Draft

2013 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #12 by Future Considerations

Cult/Star player for Buffalo Sabres

Cult/Star player for TPS

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