2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Rasmus Kupari

RASMUS KUPARIFinland

Current Team: Oulu Karpat (Liiga)

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Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 183 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: March 15, 2000 • Hometown: Kotka, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Kotka (Fin. U16/U18); Kouvola (U16/U18); Oulu (U18/U20)
CHL Import Draft: 2017 by S.S. Marie (Round 2, No. 68 Overall)
Liiga Debut: Sept. 14, 2017 (Oulu vs. Lahti)
First Liiga Goal: TBD

IN THE NEWS:
One of Star Players at 2017 Hlinka Event
Came Close to Spending 2017-18 in OHL
Making Hometown Fans Proud (in Finnish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He captured the interest of scouts by being a constant threat at the Under-18's with his work-ethic and speed. A very strong forechecker and competitor who may be a top-end pick in 2018 if he can add some muscle." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "His puck skills are tremendous. He likes to keep pucks and challenge opponents with his skills and speed. He has a tall and lanky frame -- he can generate some real good speed down the wing and uses a great burst to beat defensemen wide. He likes to dangle ... but it's sure that he will need to change his style a bit when he's transferring to the men's leagues. He can create scoring opportunities by himself, but ... has to improve his shot a lot." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Very strong on the puck and involved down low. Has a real impact in the offensive zone. Shows anticipation to steal passes and then make plays with the puck. Finishes checks. He has some breakaway power in his stride." (Red Line Report)