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27 Michael Rasmussen

C | Shoots: L | 6-6 | 230 | DOB: 4/17/99 | Age: 20 | Birthplace: Surrey, British Columbia | Drafted: Detroit's 1st pick, 9th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Season Stats

Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG SOA SO % SH SH %
2019-20 Regular Season 29 6 14 20 -3 18 0.69 0 2 0 0 0.0 56 10.7
Career AHL Stats


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Second season as a Griffin…Second year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 8/5/17…Assigned by Detroit for conditioning, 1/30/19…Recalled by Detroit, 2/7/19...Assigned by Detroit, 9/29/19.

Career Highlights: Made his NHL debut with the Red Wings, 10/4/18 vs. CBJ…One of five Red Wings to make their debut on 10/4/18, the first time five players made their NHL debuts in the same game since Oct. 10, 1985…Was Detroit’s first top-10 draft pick since 1991 (Martin Lapointe)…Appeared in three games with the Griffins in 2018-19 during a conditioning stint…Represented Canada at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup and Canada Black at the 2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge…Helped Tri-City reach the 2018 WHL conference finals after ranking second in the league in points with 33 (16-17—33) in 14 games.

2018-19: In his NHL debut, skated in 62 games with the Red Wings, tallying 18 points (8-10—18) and 29 PIM while averaging 12:04 of ice time…Played in three games with the Griffins while on a conditioning stint and scored two goals…Ranked among the NHL’s rookie leaders with four power play goals (T4th)…Recorded 12:06 of ice time in his NHL debut, 10/4/18 vs. CBJ…One of five Red Wings to make their debut on 10/4/18…The last time five players made their NHL debuts in the same game was on Oct. 10, 1985 when Christopher Cichocki, Tim Friday, Doug Houda, Petr Klima, Adam Oates and Ray Staszak all appeared in their first game for Detroit…Picked up his first career point on an assist, 10/8/18 at ANA…Netted his first NHL goal, 10/30/18 at CBJ…Became the sixth teenager in Detroit history to score a goal in three consecutive games, 11/13/18-11/17/18…Involved in his first NHL fight, 12/14/18 vs. OTT…Scored two goals in his AHL debut with Grand Rapids, 1/31/19 at TEX…Registered his first NHL multi-point game with a goal and an assist, 2/7/19 vs. VGK…Missed the final eight games of the season due to injury.

: In his final WHL campaign with the Tri-City Americans, served as the team’s captain and produced a junior career-high 59 points (31-28—59), a plus-17 rating and 40 PIM in 47 appearances…Missed 15 games due to injury from 12/27/18-1/20/18…Tied for fifth in the WHL with 17 power play goals…Led the team in plus-minus rating and power play goals while ranking fourth on the club in points, second in goals and eighth in assists…Collected 33 points (16-17—33), a plus-eight rating and four PIM in 14 WHL playoff games, helping Tri-City advance to the conference finals…Finished as one of the league’s postseason leaders with 33 points (2nd), 16 goals (T2nd), 17 assists (T5th) and seven power play goals (T1st)…Registered an 11-game point streak to begin the playoffs, accumulating 29 points (14-15—29), 3/22/18-4/23/18.

: Tallied 55 points (32-23—55) and 50 PIM in 50 games with Tri-City…Netted a junior career-high 32 goals…Tied for sixth in the league with 15 power play goals…Paced the club in power play goals while placing among the team’s leaders in points (7th), goals (2nd) and assists (9th)…Scored four goals in his first game of the season, 9/24/16 vs. SPO.

: Played in a junior career-high 63 games for Tri-City, contributing 43 points (18-25—43), a plus-four rating and 37 PIM…Finished as one of the team’s leaders in points (7th), goals (6th), assists (T7th) and with eight power play goals (2nd)…Ranked as one of the WHL’s rookie leaders in points (14th), goals (T6th), assists (T15th) and power play goals (T4th)…Picked up three points (2-1—3) in five games while suiting up for Canada Black at the 2015 World U17 Hockey Challenge…Represented Canada at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

2014-15: Played in one game with Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League and made one appearance with Tri-City.

Personal: Lives in Surrey during the off season…Has two older sisters…Best friends in hockey are Juuso Valimaki and Jordy Bellerive…Greatest hockey memory is playing in his first NHL game…Started playing hockey at the age of 10 and his first position was forward…Hockey nickname is Raz…Hockey idols as a youth were the Sedin brothers…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad because he taught him how to work hard…First job was as a hockey player…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is injuries…Proudest accomplishment is being the captain of his junior team…Favorite charities are SPCA and the Michigan Humane Society…An exciting place he’s visited is Hawaii for his vacation…An interesting fact about him is he’s ambidextrous…If he could trade places for a day with another person or occupation, he would be his dad, a businessman…Also played soccer, basketball, track and field, and baseball growing up…Involved in his dad’s business…Most famous non-hockey person he’s met is JJ Watt…Favorite quote is “for those I love, I will sacrifice”…Favorite foods are steak and ice cream…Favorite music artist is Post Malone…Favorite movie is Batman…Favorite television show is Ballers…Favorite website is YouTube…Favorite book is Can’t Hurt Me…Favorite vacation spot is Hawaii…Favorite sports teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Seattle Seahawks…Favorite sports to watch other than hockey are football and basketball.

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2014-15 Penticton BCHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Tri-City WHL 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Tri-City WHL 63 18 25 43 37 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 Tri-City WHL 50 32 23 55 50 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Tri-City WHL 47 31 28 59 40 14 16 17 33 4
2018-19 Detroit NHL 62 8 10 18 29 -- -- -- -- --
Grand Rapids AHL 3 2 0 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
NHL TOTALS 62 8 10 18 29 -- -- -- -- --
GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 3 2 0 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
PRO TOTALS 65 10 10 20 29 -- -- -- -- --

AHL Career Highs

  • Games Played 3, 2018-19
  • Goals 2, 2018-19
  • Assists N/A
  • Points 2, 2018-19
  • PIM N/A
  • Goal Streak N/A
  • Assist Streak N/A
  • Point Streak N/A
  • Goals, Game 2, 1/31/19 GR at TEX
  • Assists, Game N/A
  • Points, Game 2, 1/31/19 GR at TEX
  • PIM, Game N/A

Career Firsts

  • AHL Game 1/31/19 GR at TEX
  • AHL Point 1/31/19 GR at TEX (goal)
  • AHL Goal 1/31/19 GR at TEX (Landon Bow)
  • NHL Game 10/4/18 DET vs. CBJ
  • NHL Point 10/8/18 DET at ANA (assist)
  • NHL Goal 10/30/18 DET at CBJ (Joonas Korpisalo)

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