2017 NHL Entry Draft

Michael Rasmussen

MICHAEL RASMUSSENCanada

DETROIT • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 9

 

Previous Team: Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 8

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-5¾ • Weight: 215 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: April 17, 1999 • Hometown: Surrey, B.C.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Okanagan HA (B.C. Ban. Prep/AAA); Penticton (BCHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2014 by Tri-City (Round 1, No. 7 Overall)
Agent: J.P. Barry (CAA Sports)
WHL Debut: Jan. 21, 2015 (Tri-City at Kamloops)
First WHL Goal: Oct. 10, 2015 (Tri-City at Prince George)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He has good hands around the net, gets rebounds, and has great reach. He skates well, but his first few strides could use some work. He has a mean streak and is more effective when he uses it." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Great net-front presence, and his length and hand-eye coordination make him very hard to handle for opposing defenders. Long, loping skater who is a better skater than he originally looks." (Brent Parker, ISS Scout)

• "He has a terrific shot. He’s going to score plenty of goals in the NHL with his size and hands, especially with that shot." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Combination of skill, size and skating ability are outstanding. But there are some concerns with his even-strength game that may hurt his development as an offensive centre. With his skillset, he can develop into an effective third-line centre if he does not reach his offensive potential." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "A force to be reckoned with below the circles -- tough to move off the puck and does a great job of making space for himself. Huge and naturally strong; comes away with the puck nearly every time in board battles. Nearly half his goals came from standing in front on the PP." (Red Line Report)