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55 Rasmus Ristolainen D

Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%88%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
43236-42526:05
Latest News
  • Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Picks up 100th career point

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/18/17) Ristolainen picked up his 100th career point in Saturday's 3-2 win against the Blues.

    Ristolainen hit the milestone with a power-play assist, and he added three blocked shots with two hits. He has picked up helpers in each of his past four games. Ristolainen remains a top fantasy defenseman for his offense, blocked shots (134) and hits (151).

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Salvages fantasy night with blocked-shot barrage

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/7/17) Ristolainen racked up five blocked shots in Monday's 2-1 road loss to the Devils.

    Risto only has a pair of assists for his only points in the past 10 games, though he's managed 25 hits and 32 blocked shots over that span. We're talking about one of the most complete blueliners the game has to offer, so it would be wise to ride out the offensive storm knowing that Ristolainen is capable of exploding on short notice. Already, he has six multi-point efforts in 2016-17.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Expects minutes to increase

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/24/17) Head coach Dan Bylsma said Ristolainen's hard work is paying off and hinted that he could increase his ice time, WGR 550 reports.

    Ristolainen has 28 points in 46 games this season, averaging close to 27 minutes per game and his peripherals have been outstanding: 103 shots on goal, 121 hits and 102 blocked shots. The undisputed franchise defenseman in Buffalo, Ristolainen is just 22 years old and scratching the surface of what he can do. Despite Bylsma's promises before the season to decrease Ristolainen's ice time and lessen the weight on his shoulders, a slew of injuries to the team's veteran defensemen has forced Bylsma to go back on his promise, and not only has Ristolainen managed to handle the increased responsibilities, he's exceeded all expectations. He's a stud defenseman who has top-20 value in most fantasy formats.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Delivers cross-category showing

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/20/17) Ristolainen registered an assist, three shots on goal, six blocked shots, three hits and a plus-1 rating during Friday's overtime win against Detroit.

    Ristolainen snapped a four-game point drought with the helper, and he also continued his multi-category onslaught while logging a gigantic 35:24 of ice time with 3:34 on the power play. He isn't the most consistent offensive producer, but Ristolainen moves the needle in all stat columns, which is a rarity among defenseman who also pad the points column. Additionally, at just 22, we could be looking at an elite fantasy asset sooner than later, so don't be shy to pay the toll in dynasty/keeper leagues.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Posting dominant numbers

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/10/17) Ristolainen has three goals, 17 points, 39 shots and 39 blocked shots while averaging 27:35 of ice (3:50 with the man advantage) through his past 18 games.

    The offensive production and peripheral contributions are high-end marks, so with his huge minutes, Ristolainen is building on last season's breakout nicely. The 21-year-old defenseman might still be flying under the radar because Buffalo isn't a contender, but he's producing excellent fantasy results. Additionally, he's currently presenting nice value in daily contests.

  • April 3, 2015: Sabres' Ristolainen Picks Up Three Assists
    Ristolainen collected three assists in Friday's loss to the Blackhawks.Another great outing for Ristolainen, who is finishing the season strong. The 20-year-old is riding a four-game point streak in which he's recorded three goals and seven points. He's a plus-9 over his last nine games and is averaging 20:27 of ice time, making him a worth a pickup for these final few games.
    April 2, 2015: Sabres' Ristolainen Good To Go For Friday
    Ristolainen (illness) will return to the lineup Friday against the Blackhawks, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.The illness prevented Ristolainen from playing Wednesday against the Maple Leafs, but his return to practice Thursday suggests he's healthy and ready to play again. Before the illness reared its head, Ristolainen had been enjoying his most productive stretch of the season, tallying three goals and an assist over his previous three games.
    April 1, 2015: Sabres' Ristolainen (Illness) Out Wednesday
    Ristolainen (illness) was not on the ice for pregame warmups, and will not play Wednesday against the Leafs, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.Ristolainen wasn't expected to play after waking up a bit under the weather, and this was confirmed by his absence in pregame rushes. Look for the defenseman to return to the ice Friday against Chicago.
    April 1, 2015: Sabres' Ristolainen Under The Weather
    Ristolainen (illness) is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.Ristolainen's overall numbers (17 points and a minus-29 rating in 73 games) aren't fantasy-friendly, but the 20-year-old has been on a bit of a roll of late, with goals in each of his last three games, to go along with an assist and a plus-6 rating in that span. We'll let you know if Ristolainen takes warmups later Wednesday, but for now it appears though his next chance to play will arrive Friday against Chicago.
 
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CAREER STATS
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2013-14Buffalo34224-15000001
2014-15Buffalo7881220-32400010
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2016-17Buffalo6043236-4102000
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2015-16Buffalo2024.52073:012573256:17216:3033119
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/203
Birthdate:
10/27/1994
Age:
22
Hometown:
Turku, Finland
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
School:

NHL Experience:
0