Michael Rasmussen
Michael Rasmussen
19-Year-Old CenterC
Detroit Red Wings
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Eliciting comparisons to Calgary's Sean Monahan and even a flashier Nick Bjugstad of the Panthers, Rasmussen is an intriguing prospect for the Red Wings. The 19-year-old power forward is listed at 6-foot-6, 221 pounds but scouts say he's surprisingly nimble and doesn't let his massive frame get in the way of production. A quick peek at his junior numbers is enough to leave prospective fantasy owners drooling over Rasmussen; he amassed 81 goals and 76 assists over 161 games for the WHL Tri-City Americans between 2014-18 and captained the club during an abbreviated run at the 2018 WHL Cup, notching 33 points through the third round against Everett. He's exempt from waivers with two years left on an entry-level contract, and Rasmussen should transcend keeper/dynasty interest since he figures to crack the Opening Night roster with Detroit. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Red Wings in August 2017.
Locked into NHL role
CDetroit Red Wings
February 22, 2019
Rasmussen is expected to stick with the Red Wings for the remainder of the season, as opposed to reuniting with his junior club for potential playoff action, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
ANALYSIS
The Wings have been consistent with their plan to give Rasmussen as much exposure to the NHL as possible, as the team even made a point to keep him from playing in the 2018 World Junior Championship. Rasmussen has seven goals and eight assists over his first 50 games at the top level, plus Detroit already trusts him on the power play, where he's averaged 1:43 of ice time and banked four goals.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:09
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:50
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
12:09
1:50
0:00
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First career two-point night
CDetroit Red Wings
February 7, 2019
Rasmussen scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
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Activated for Thursday's game
CDetroit Red Wings
February 7, 2019
Rasmussen (hamstring) will return Thursday evening against the Golden Knights.
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Producing during conditioning stint
CDetroit Red Wings
Hamstring
February 1, 2019
Rasmussen (hamstring) scored twice for AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday.
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Expected back next week
CDetroit Red Wings
Hamstring
January 31, 2019
Rasmussen (hamstring) will draw into two games as part of his conditioning stint with AHL Grand Rapids, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
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Out on conditioning assignment
CDetroit Red Wings
Hamstring
January 30, 2019
Rasmussen (hamstring) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday with a subsequent assignment to AHL Grand Rapids for conditioning purposes.
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