Rasmus Dahlin

by Peter Harling on October 13, 2017

 

Rasmus Dahlin, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 183

Born: 2000-04-13

Hometown:  Trollhattan, SWE

Drafted: 2018 NHL Draft eligible

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2017 – Widely ranked as the top prospect eligible for the 2018 draft and it is easy to see why when you see him play. Dahlin is a game changing franchise player that can dominate the game both offensively and defensively. His ability to rush the puck up the ice and seemingly evade defenders like they are pylons is reminiscent of Bobby Orr highlights. Often compared to Erik Karlsson or Victor Hedman Dahlin projects to be a franchise defenseman.

The NHL defenseman now needs to combine skill and skating as primary attributes over size and Dahlin combines all these attributes like no other player in the draft. He has size and strength as a 17-year-old and continues to gain mass and fill out. Dahlin has exceptional vision and anticipation and seems to see plays well ahead of his competition. His agility and skating combined with his hockey sense makes him near impossible to check or stop at the level he is currently playing in; which is pro hockey in the SHL.

With the puck on his stick, he has a the ability to control the puck while at speed and under duress and has a bag full of tricks and dekes to beat defenders. His shot is the one aspect of his game he wants to improve as it isn’t overly powerful but is very accurate and often finds the net through traffic from the point. His passing ability is excellent, he makes long stretch passes and has an uncanny ability to find open teammates, perhaps lending to the Erik Karlsson comparisons.

Rasmus Dahlin is a blue chip fantasy prospect and a player an NHL team will build a team around, a sure-fire franchise player if not a generational player. Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: A+

Franchise defenseman .

 

Footage:

The Draft Analyst: Rasmus Dahlin 2016-17 Highlights:

 

Buy the latest Fantasy Prospects Report here.