Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rasmus Rissanen
Rasmus Rissanen was born on July 13, 1991 in Kuopio, Finland. A standout minor hockey player in his homeland, Rissanen played his junior hockey for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League and was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Following the Silvertips elimination from the WHL playoffs, Rissanen would make his professional debut for the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League in the late stages of the 2010-11 season.

The 2011-12 season would be Rissanen's first full professional campaign. He would suit up in 64 games for the Checkers, scoring three times and adding three assists. He would spend the majority of the next three seasons in Charlotte before receiving his first call up to the NHL. On March 6, 2015 Rissanen made his NHL debut it a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild. In total he would appear in six games for the Hurricanes during the 2014-15 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 KalPa Kuopio U18 Fin-U18 9 1 1 2 28 3 0 1 1 8
2007-08 KalPa Kuopio U18 Fin-U18 29 7 9 16 99 2 0 0 0 8
2007-08 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 0 0 0 10
2007-08 Finland WJ18-A 6 0 2 2 18
2008-09 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 29 1 8 9 56 4 0 1 1 6
2008-09 Finland WJC-A 6 0 0 0 10 -1
2009-10 Everett Silvertips WHL 71 4 11 15 103 +18 7 0 1 1 8
2010-11 Everett Silvertips WHL 68 1 11 12 89 -17 4 2 0 2 8
2010-11 Finland WJC-A 6 0 0 0 14 +1
2010-11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
2011-12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 64 3 3 6 57 0
2012-13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 61 0 9 9 84 -3 5 0 0 0 10
2013-14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 62 3 7 10 91 -7
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 6 0 0 0 4 -5
2014-15 Charlotte Checkers AHL 52 1 10 11 69 -7
2015-16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 54 2 11 13 56 -4
2016-17 Jokerit Helsinki (FIN) KHL 44 2 2 4 55 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 6 0 0 0 4


Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), May 2, 2016.
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