Michael Rasmussen

by markmhillier on December 19, 2017

 

Michael Rasmussen, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-6

Weight: 215

Born: 1999-04-17

Hometown:   Surrey, BC, CAN

 

Drafted: 1st round 2017 9th overall DET

Observations:

December 2017 – Rasmussen is giving Detroit Red Wings fans plenty to be excited about. The big center continues to develop and play a dominating game for the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. He has shown steady improvement over his three-year junior career. Listed at 6-6 and 215 pounds, the 18-year-old is still growing. Rasmussen uses his long reach effectively in both the offensive and defensive zone. He skates well for a large player and uses his size and puck handling skill to gain control down low. He provides a big screen in front of the net. Rasmussen bangs in a lot of rebounds but also has a good and heavy shot. It’s possible he could develop into a top line center at the NHL level, but at this point projects more as a solid two-way second line center. Mark Hillier

March 2017 – Rasmussen is a prospect NHL scouts will be fighting for their team to draft. He is a big bodied center with NHL ready size; he skating is above average thanks to his long powerful stride. He has a high compete level and uses his size well in puck battles and to finish checks, but he could be a little more aggressive or mean. His offensive skills are elite as he owns good playmaking vision but is also an accomplished goal scorer. Scores a lot of goals in close to the net where he uses his size as a net presence, screen and can score on tips, rebounds and deflections.Rasmussen will have added value in multi cat leagues as he will contribute points, faceoff wins, hits and penalty minutes.

With his size, skating, skill and smarts he has all the makings of a first or second line NHL center. Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Power forward center with top six potential.

 

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