Rasmus Dahlin
Rasmus Dahlin
19-Year-Old DefensemanD
Buffalo Sabres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Dahlin was billed as a generational prospect on the blue line, so expectations were naturally high for 2018's first-overall selection. Considering defensemen usually take longer to adjust at the top level, it's hard to complain about Dahlin's 44-point rookie season at 18 years of age. He proved to be an effective power-play quarterback with 20 points with the man advantage, and the Swedish teenager's minus-13 rating can be chalked up mostly to the subpar team around him. That last problem could haunt Dahlin again in Year 2, but his tremendous skill set and limitless potential trump the negatives that come with playing for a perennially underachieving Sabres club. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Sabres in July of 2018.
Chips in with assist
DBuffalo Sabres
October 17, 2019
Dahlin picked up an assist and four blocked shots in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Kings.
ANALYSIS
Dahlin's helper came on a first-period tally by Conor Sheary. The 19-year-old defenseman has nine points in eight games to start the year, although the four-block effort Thursday doubled his total in that category. There's no question to Dahlin's offensive capabilities -- it's his defense that could occasionally draw the ire of coach Ralph Krueger.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:58
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    4:04
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:03
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
21:09
2:51
0:10
2019–20
18:58
4:04
0:03
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The best defensive prospect to enter the league since Victor Hedman in 2009, Dahlin joins forwards Jack Eichel, Casey Mittelstadt and fellow defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to form the core of the Sabres moving forward. The 18-year-old rearguard will be counted upon for immediate production and there is no reason to believe he won't deliver. A true franchise-altering talent in every sense of the word, there isn't a single aspect of the game in which Dahlin -- the first overall pick from the 2018 draft -- doesn't excel. The mobile Swede is likely to begin the season on Buffalo's second defensive pair so coach Phil Housley can split up he and Ristolainen. There will be bumps along the way, but given how much playing time he is likely to receive, a dozen goals and 35-plus points are achievable goals for Dahlin in his rookie campaign. Dynasty owners need to invest immediately and heavily.
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Tallies galore
DBuffalo Sabres
October 14, 2019
Dahlin collected a power-play assist in Monday's 4-0 win over the visiting Stars.
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Keeps racking up points
DBuffalo Sabres
October 9, 2019
Dahlin had two assists with one shot on goal, one blocked shot, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Buffalo's 5-4 overtime win versus Montreal.
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Piles up three assists
DBuffalo Sabres
October 6, 2019
Dahlin dished out three assists -- two on the power play -- in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Devils.
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Finds net in opener
DBuffalo Sabres
October 3, 2019
Dahlin scored a goal on three shots and was plus-2 in Buffalo's 3-1 victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
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Dominates as 18-year-old
DBuffalo Sabres
April 6, 2019
Dahlin scored a goal and added an assist in a 7-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday.
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