2017 NHL Entry Draft

Eemeli Rasanen

EEMELI RASANENFinland

TORONTO • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 59

 

Previous Team: Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 59

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-7 • Weight: 214 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: March 6, 1999 • Hometown: Joensuu, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Pori Assat (Finland U20)
CHL Import Draft: 2016 by Kingston (Round 2, No. 77 Overall)
Agent: Jay Grossman (Puck Agency)
OHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Kingston vs. Barrie)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 7, 2016 (Kingston vs. Saginaw)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Project defenseman has bomb shot and reach. Needs skating, consistency." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Very one-dimensional defenseman. He's got a massive frame, but was very tentative to use it. Forward speed was OK, but transition and quickness need work. He defends the front of the net well with his long reach. He needs to improve quickness and transition game to be considered a pro prospect." (Matt Manners, ISS Scout)

• "He won’t be a dangler who brings folks out of their seats with offensive skills, but has OK mobility, smarts, and a heavy shot. While not a bruiser physically, he has a good stick and plays sound positionally." (Recrutes.ca)

• "I think Eemeli improved a lot this year. He looked like a bit of a disaster in my first few viewings, and I didn't think he was much more than a big body who was struggling to handle the OHL game. As I saw him in January, February and into the playoffs I was impressed with his progression. He has developed at a rate that makes me confident with his tools and size that will have a good chance to make the NHL." (Ryan Yessie, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Sees the ice well and makes plays when he has time, but god-awful decisions under pressure. Master of the ill-advised pass in front of own net -- has breakowns because he can't process the game or move his feet quick enough." (Red Line Report)