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55 Rasmus Ristolainen D

Buffalo Sabres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
83%63%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
63541-254826:02
Latest News
  • Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Bags three power-play apples in road win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/1/18) Ristolainen dished on three goals in Saturday's 7-4 road win over the Predators, with all of those assists earned on the Buffalo power play.

    The mobile defenseman failed to record a shot, but Risto's fantasy owners will have no qualms about his performance. He's quietly on pace for his third consecutive season of 40-plus points, having already tacked on six goals and 33 assists through 69 games.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Power-play success continues

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/15/18) Ristolainen finished with a power-play assist and a game-high eight shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Toronto.

    Ristolainen also finished with a minus-1 rating to drop his season mark to minus-16. His underwhelming even-strength numbers are no surprise given Ristolainen's lackluster supporting cast, but he's excelled on the power play. The hulking defenseman's scored 18 of his 34 points with the extra man this season and has 64 power-play points over the past three campaigns.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Dishes two helpers in win over Toronto

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/6/18) Ristolainen registered two assists, five blocked shots, a five-minute major penalty for fighting and a plus-3 rating during Monday's 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

    The Finn is beginning to find the scoresheet more frequently with three goals and eight assists through his past 13 outings. Ristolainen also moves the needle in the peripheral categories with 140 shots, 42 PIM, 168 hits and 91 blocked shots for the campaign. Just note that his minus-14 rating hurts his value in formats including the statistic.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Tallies two points

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/22/18) Ristolainen picked up a goal and a power-play assist in a 3-2 overtime win over the Red Wings on Thursday.

    Ristolainen also played 28:00, which is not surprising considering he came into the game averaging 26:31 in ice time. The Finn has been playing some impressive hockey despite Buffalo's overall struggles offensively. He's tallied seven points in his last eight contests, including four on the power play.

    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Logs season-high ice time against Ducks

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/7/18) Ristolainen played 32:39 against the Ducks on Tuesday.

    It's the second time in less than a month Ristolainen played more than 30 minutes. He registered five hits, three shots and a blocked shot against the Ducks, but the stats don't tell the story; Ristolainen's giveaway on an errant pass to Jack Eichel cost the Sabres the game in overtime, and head coach Phil Housley admitted that he didn't think Ristolainen had a good game, citing a lack of focus. In fairness to Ristolainen, however, this is the third straight season he's averaging more than 25 minutes per game, even though the Sabres have consistently said they'd like to take some pressure off the 23-year-old. Injuries to new acquisitions such as Nathan Beaulieu didn't help, but perhaps the big Finn is simply suffering from fatigue, both mentally and physically. He's missed nine games already this season and his 2.8 shooting percentage is the lowest of his career.

 
Last 7 Games
03/26TOR000126:29
03/29DET011-127:53
03/31NSH033028:05
04/02TOR011-226:00
04/04OTT000-125:23
04/06TB011-226:52
04/07FLA000024:15
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Buffalo34224-15000001
2014-15Buffalo7881220-32400010
2015-16Buffalo8293241-21401000
2016-17Buffalo7963945-9102000
2017-18Buffalo7363541-25101000
34631120151-1021004011
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
7434.28356:189838989:40802:571715452
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/218
Birthdate:
10/27/1994
Age:
23
Hometown:
Turku, Finland
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
School:

NHL Experience: