#81 – Eemeli Rasanen, RD – Kingston, OHL

TSN – #68
Central Scouting – #32 NAS
ISS – #42
Future Considerations – #132
McKeens – #58
THN – #67
Craig Button – #75
Hockey Prospect – #53


COMPARABLE : Tyler Myers
UPSIDE : #4 Two-Way D-Man
FLOOR : SM-liiga Regular


Eemeli Rasanen is a giant, lanky kid who has a decent top gear but will really need to work on his first few steps and acceleration to have any kind of chance at the next level. If he’s able to do that though, that will likely mean that the team that’s going to have picked him will have gotten themselves quite a player. He’s got a really good shot, he will engage physically and he has good offensive and defensive awareness.

My comparable for him is Tyler Myers but I think it would be a stretch for him to become a player as good as that. Overall, I think if Rasanen improves his skating significantly, he’s got a shot at being maybe even a Top-4 D-Man but I think it’s a real long-shot.



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