Rasmus Ristolainen

Age 26 Oct 27, 1994
Turku FIN
Defense shoots right
6'4" 193 cm
220 lbs 100 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2021
Agent Andrew Scott
Expansion Draft Status
Eligible
Draft Year 2013
Drafted Overall 8
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Buffalo Sabres

Transaction History
Apr 9, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen picked up two assists while adding six hits and three blocks shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Apr 1, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen put up two assists, four blocked shots and six hits in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Flyers.
Mar 23, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen has been held off the scoresheet in the past nine games.
Feb 27, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen (not injury related) will play in Saturday's game versus the Flyers, Heather Engel of (NHL).com reports.
Feb 25, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Although he's not quite 100 percent yet, Ristolainen (not injury related) told reporters Thursday he "feels really close and really good," Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Feb 20, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Coach Ralph Krueger is hopeful Ristolainen (not injury related) will be ready to play "in a few weeks," Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Feb 18, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen (not injury related) isn't with the Sabres for the start of their four-game road trip, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Feb 16, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen has been removed from the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Feb 2, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen been placed on the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Jan 31, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Devils.
Jan 24, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen picked up two power-play assists in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Capitals.
Mar 29, 2017 Buffalo Sabres | announced C Rasmus Ristolainen has served his suspension.
Mar 23, 2017 Suspended Buffalo Sabres | (NHL) suspended D Rasmus Ristolainen three games for interference against an opponent.
Oct 11, 2016 Buffalo Sabres | signed D Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year, $32.4 million contract.
Mar 27, 2014 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Rasmus Ristolainen from Rochester (AHL).
Mar 24, 2014 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Rasmus Ristolainen to Rochester (AHL).
Mar 15, 2014 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Rasmus Ristolainen from Rochester (AHL).
Jan 11, 2014 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Rasmus Ristolainen to Rochester (AHL).
Nov 19, 2013 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Rasmus Ristolainen to Rochester (AHL).
Oct 21, 2013 Recalled Buffalo Sabres | recalled D Rasmus Ristolainen from Rochester (AHL).
Oct 19, 2013 Assigned Buffalo Sabres | assigned D Rasmus Ristolainen to Rochester (AHL).
2020-2021 Regular Season Stats

Rasmus Ristolainen
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Buffalo Sabres 33 4 9 13 -11 26 580 40.00 44.30 -3.80 45.50 -3.00 0.10 0.62
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2008-2009 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 5 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0
2008-2009 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja 21 3 2 5 8 Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0
2009-2010 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 24 3 4 7 12 Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0
2009-2010 TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 5 1 1 2 0
2009-2010 Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 2 2 4
2009-2010 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja Q 8 0 3 3 16 Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0
2009-2010 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 1 1 4 5 0 Playoffs 5 2 5 7 0
2009-2010 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja 5 5 3 8 4 Playoffs 5 2 5 7 0
2009-2010 Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 5 0 1 1 4
2009-2010 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 11 4 2 6 6
2010-2011 TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 27 0 12 12 30
2010-2011 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 10 1 0 1 12
2010-2011 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 13 1 2 3 64
2010-2011 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja 2 1 2 3 0 Playoffs 13 5 3 8 0
2010-2011 Finland U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 4
2010-2011 TPS Liiga 1 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 TPS U20 U20 SM-sarja 8 0 4 4 6
2011-2012 TPS Liiga 40 3 5 8 78 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 TPS ET 6 0 0 0 6 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 0 9 9 0
2011-2012 Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 3 3 0
2011-2012 Finland U18 WJC-18 7 2 1 3 10
2011-2012 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 11 3 3 6 16
2011-2012 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 2 3 10
Draft Yr 2012-2013 TPS Liiga 52 3 12 15 32
Draft Yr 2012-2013 TPS ET 7 1 2 3 18
Draft Yr 2012-2013 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 14 2 6 8 32
Draft Yr 2012-2013 Finland U20 WJC-20 6 2 4 6 20
Draft Yr 2012-2013 Finland (all) International 4 0 1 1 2
2013-2014 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 2 2 4 6 529 34.21 36.34 -0.70 38.79 -1.15 0.23 0.45
2013-2014 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 5 3 0 3 8
2013-2014 Rochester Americans AHL 34 6 14 20 22 Playoffs 5 0 2 2 0
2013-2014 Finland U20 WJC-20 5 3 0 3 8
2014-2015 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 8 12 20 26 1,270 33.33 38.34 -3.06 35.50 -0.90 0.09 0.38
2014-2015 Finland EHT 4 0 0 0 2
2014-2015 Finland (all) International 4 0 0 0 2
2015-2016 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 9 32 41 33 1,496 42.31 46.21 -1.80 44.50 -3.74 0.16 0.72
2016-2017 Finland WCup 3 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Finland (all) International 6 1 2 3 4
2016-2017 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 6 39 45 58 1,508 45.54 46.76 -1.97 43.44 -5.45 0.16 0.64
2017-2018 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 6 35 41 48 1,361 42.00 45.90 0.58 46.66 0.74 0.13 0.62
2018-2019 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 5 38 43 38 1,424 40.80 47.06 -0.94 47.70 -3.18 0.13 0.88
2019-2020 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 6 27 33 46 1,183 50.00 45.60 -4.20 46.00 -4.80 0.20 0.76
2020-2021 Buffalo Sabres NHL 33 4 9 13 26 580 40.00 44.30 -3.80 45.50 -3.00 0.10 0.62
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Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date October 11, 2016
Signing Status RFA
Agent Andrew Scott
Standard Contract | 6 Years $32,400,000 6.63% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000
UFA
AAV $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $4,400,000 $5,400,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000,000 $0
Total Salary $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000
Minors Salary $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date July 12, 2013
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $5,325,000 1.44% of cap space
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $1,775,000 $1,775,000 $1,775,000
Performance Bonuses $850,000 $850,000 $850,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year