#10: Rasmus Andersson
Team: Barre Colts (OHL)
Drafted: 2015 #53 (Round 2)
We’ve reached the Top 10 and the first prospect we find is a puck feeding defenceman named Rasmus Andersson. The 19 year old has been tucked away in the OHL for the last 2 seasons, but has put up 124 points in those two years. Andersson doesn’t find himself as a dynamic goal scorer, but he does get his teammates the puck. Of his 124 OHL points, 103 are assists. Last season with the Barre Colts Andersson found himself to be a point per game defenceman in the playoffs as well (22).
The young Swed caught the Flames attention after the 2015 season where he pumped in 64 points on top of 88 PIM. Andersson isn’t large by any stretch of the imagination (6’1), but Pro Hockey IQ has this to say about him:
“An offensively active defenceman who works a power dynamic; he is able to win battles against larger opponents through outworking them, and is able to skate with the speediest of smaller opponents. Responsible defensively, but decision making does need some work. All-in-all, an intelligent, hard-working defenceman that is constantly alert in all three zones and willing to do battle with any and all opponents.”
The Flames and Andersson are in the second of a 4 year ELC and he will be an RFA at the end of the deal.