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55 Rasmus Ristolainen D

Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
91%83%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
31720-61425:04
Latest News
  • Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Sets up two PP goals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/12/18) Ristolainen had the primary assist on Jack Eichel's and Jeff Skinner's power-play goals in a 4-3 overtime win over Los Angeles on Tuesday.

    Assists are the reason to have Ristolainen in your lineup, and he continues to produce at a high level in that category, recording five in his past three games. The points on the power play are a nice addition, and owners have to be happy with the effort he's given them this year.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Tallies third goal

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/28/18) Ristolainen scored and added four shots on net with three hits in a 3-2 overtime victory against the Sharks on Tuesday.

    The 24-year-old continues to rack up hits and blocks, but this season, he's also scoring a little. He has three goals and 14 points in 25 games, which puts him on pace to match his career-high 45. With a minus-8 rating, Ristolainen is still a bit of a liability, but if owners can live with that, he is a solid contributor everywhere else.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Snaps scoring drought

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/20/18) Ristolainen notched two assists while logging 26:56 of ice time in Monday's 5-4 comeback victory over the Penguins.

    It was good to see Ristolainen hit the scoresheet, as he had been dealing with a bit of a slump prior to Monday's contest, going scoreless through his past three appearances. The Finnish blueliner has been a workhorse for the Sabres this season, averaging a whopping 25:21 of ice time per contest, but he's generally tasked with shutting down the opponent's top line on a nightly basis, a role that doesn't necessarily lend itself to high-end offensive production.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Catalyst for Sabres

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/15/18) Ristolainen has been playing well despite a minus rating, Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News reports.

    Ristolainen has been Buffalo's No. 1 defenseman, and anchors the top power-play unit. His minus-11 rating may be viewed as cause for concern, and while there's room for improvement, he's not to blame for every goal allowed when he's on the ice. He's been taking more chances offensively, which has resulted in nine points through 18 games thus far. The team is having its most successful season in recent memory, and Ristolainen has played a key role in Buffalo's climb out of the basement.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Scores overtime winner

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/9/18) Ristolainen scored Thursday's game-winning goal in a 6-5 overtime win against the Canadiens.

    Ristolainen beat Canadiens netminder Carey Price with a shot from the top of the circle in overtime, a puck that Price, by most accounts, should've stopped. The game-winner was the 24-year-old defenseman's first goal since Oct. 21 and gives him two goals and seven points in 16 games in 2018-19.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Buffalo34224-15000001
2014-15Buffalo7881220-32400010
2015-16Buffalo8293241-21401000
2016-17Buffalo7963945-9102000
2017-18Buffalo7363541-25101000
2018-19Buffalo3231720-6102000
37834137171-1081106011
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2013-14Buffalo523.8649:5879655:5146:476003
2014-15Buffalo1216.61607:542013156:08102:09260012
2015-16Buffalo2024.52073:012573256:17216:3033119
2016-17Buffalo1863.22090:582341252:30235:45582214
2017-18Buffalo1823.31934:272115268:54201:46482114
2018-19Buffalo803.8824:07911106:5380:2814007
8234.19180:25107491096:33883:251855459
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/215
Birthdate:
10/27/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Turku, Finland
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
School:

NHL Experience: