Birth Date: 3-28-77
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jersey Number: 9
The Physical Game
Rasmussen is abrasive and annoying to play against. He isn't huge, but he is strong and willing to throw his weight around and get in people's faces. He competes hard and will lead by example.
Rasmussen's progress encouraged the Sabres to trade Brad May. Rasmussen is a centre, but could easily break in as a left wing. He could start the season in the minors but, if he does, don't expect him to finish there. He got a taste of the NHL last season that will help him adapt this year. He is not a finished player, but he's an interesting project.
A blue-chip prospect, Rasmussen could have a solid 30-point rookie season.