Eemeli Räsänen

Rasanen_Eemeli
Birthday:
03/06/1999
Birthplace: Joensuu, Finland
Position: D
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 205
NHL Draft: 2017: 2nd Round, 59th Overall by Toronto Maple Leafs

Rankings:
#43 by Riding Pine Hockey
#32 by Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

Scouting Reports:
“Big defenseman with surprising offensive acumen, Räsänen is a towering defender who utilizes his long reach to challenge opposing attackers both on the rush and in his own zone, good offensive instincts and owns a good point shot. Skating can be choppy and could stand to be more physical.” – Brandon Holmes, Riding Pine Hockey

“A big, mobile defenseman with long strides that while look awkward, they are effective…makes quick decisions with the puck…on reception, he never hesitates, instead immediately turns to transition up ice and avoid staying stationary…protects it well, very calm under duress, no stress…hard, accurate outlets…finds seam very quickly utilizing his smart, strong on-ice vision…massive guy who brings physicality and nastiness to the back end…unfortunately the trade off to his physical advantage is a little bit of a slower step which leaves him vulnerable if plays are out of his lengthy reach…imposing presence to battle with in front of his own crease…while he doesn’t use his huge frame to be punishing with a nasty edge like he could, he is still a physical presence, stepping up to lay clean hits or rubbing carriers out along the boards…does an excellent job controlling gaps, makes stick-on-puck plays off the rush…is a gifted, towering defensemen who can contribute offensively in a way most 6’6 defenders can’t…has some immense upside as a pro two-way defender.  (November 2016)” – Future Considerations

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 2013-2014 Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 1 0 1 2
Jokipojat U16 Jr. C Mestis 11 0 9 9 6
Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 13 6 3 9 18
Jokipojat U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 4 0 1 1 0
 2014-2015 Jokipojat U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 4 1 4 5 12
Jokipojat U18 Jr. B Mestis 22 8 8 16 16
Jokipojat U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 15 1 3 4 10
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 0 2 2 4
 2015-2016 Ässät U18 Jr. B Mestis Q 7 1 7 8 2
Ässät U18 Jr. B Mestis 8 1 9 10 6
Ässät U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 13 0 3 3 4
Ässät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 4 0 0 0 4
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 2
 2016-2017 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 66 6 33 39 41
Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 0 1 1 2
Finland U18 WJC-18 6 1 0 1 2
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 2

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