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Finland Rasmus Ristolainen
#55 Buffalo Sabres / NHL - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Patrick Thoresen 24 10 29 39
2. Dan Kissel 24 13 23 36
3. Tim McGauley 24 11 23 34
4. Bobby MacIntyre 23 10 23 33
5. Daniel Leavens 24 14 16 30
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
26
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 Jr. A SM-liiga 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 Jr. A SM-liiga 27 0 12 12 30 -20 |
TPS SM-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 Jr. A SM-liiga 8 0 4 4 6 4 |
TPS SM-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 Jr. A SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 2 -5
TPS SM-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 6 1 2 3 6 4 |
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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 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL 2020-2021
Sun 24/01 Buffalo Sabres @ Washington Capitals
Fri 22/01 Buffalo Sabres @ Washington Capitals
Tue 19/01 Buffalo Sabres @ Philadelphia Flyers
Mon 18/01 Buffalo Sabres @ Philadelphia Flyers
Fri 15/01 Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals
Thu 14/01 Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals
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
Skill Rating

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Strength
18
Hitting
18
Passing
17
Puckhandling
16

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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
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
SM-liiga (Liiga) 3 93 6 17 23 0.25 110 -28 | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2
NHL 8 499 43 187 230 0.46 261 -141 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 26 8 5 13 0.50 12 - | 2 12 3 6 9 0.75 29 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 6 1 4 5 0.83 0 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 26 4 6 10 0.38 12 - | 2 16 6 3 9 0.56 12 -
U18 SM-sarja Q 1 8 0 3 3 0.38 16 - | 0
Jr. A SM-liiga (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
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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