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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. Brady Shaw 47 34 38 72
2. Mattias Persson 45 14 44 58
3. Marcus Olsson 44 28 29 57
4. Josh MacDonald 44 26 31 57
5. Rasmus T. Andersson 47 22 33 55
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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
$5,400,000 Powered by
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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-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 U20 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 U20 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 U20 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 “A” NHL 40 4 10 14 32 -11 |
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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
Thu 22/04 Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins
Tue 20/04 Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins
Sun 18/04 Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Sat 17/04 Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Thu 15/04 Buffalo Sabres @ Washington Capitals
Tue 13/04 Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins
Sun 11/04 Buffalo Sabres @ Philadelphia Flyers
Fri 09/04 Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals
Thu 08/04 Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils
Tue 06/04 Buffalo Sabres @ New Jersey Devils
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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 8 533 46 195 241 0.45 287 -156 | 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
U20 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
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Strength
18
Hitting
18
Passing
17
Puckhandling
16

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

2013 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #12 by FCHockey

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