Rasmus Asplund

by Max Marko on April 13, 2017

Rasmus Asplund - photo courtesy: farjestadbk.se

Rasmus Asplund, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 176

Born: 1997-12-03

Hometown: Farjestad, SWE

Drafted: 2nd round in 2016 by Buffalo (33rd overall)

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2017 – Rasmus finished strong during the 2016-2017 season and now it is being reported that he will be staying in Sweden for one more year to continue to develop. Ola Winther of hockeysverige.com has spoken with a Buffalo scout as well as Asplund’s agent and both agree another year in Sweden is key. Asplund potted six goals and 13 assists with Farejstad BK in 39 games. Max Marko

 

January 2017After injury set him back at the start of the season, Rasmus Asplund has begun to shine again in Sweden. An agressive two-way centerman, he is an excellent at face-offs and and pressuring the opponent down low. He flourished at this year’s World Junior tournament and was a steady playmaker on the offensive side of the puck. He finished the tournament at a point per game pace, with a goal and six assists in seven games. Max Marko

 

June 2016 – Hard working centre who competes for every puck. Asplund is known for his skating ability and work ethic, and his compete in and around the net. His defensive game has improved, which will help his chances of becoming a regular NHL pivot. His offensive game is consistent and can chip in as a second or third liner. Rasmus will play in Farjestad BK in the Swedish Elite League and could be a few years away from crossing the pond.

Asplund played for Team Sweden at the Under-18 World Championship, Ivan Hlinka Tournament and the World Juniors. Asplund was Team Sweden's captain in 2015 for the Under-18 team. Paul Zwambag

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Currently playing in the SHL, proving he can compete with older men. He will need to bulk up and get stronger to compete in the NHL.

 

 

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