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Red Wings extend Rasmussen for three seasons

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DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings in the present day signed heart Michael Rasmussen to a three-year contract extension.

Rasmussen, 22, skated in 40 video games with the Red Wings in 2020-21 and recorded 12 factors (3-9-12) and 26 penalty minutes. As a third-year professional and second-year NHLer, Rasmussen ranked amongst staff leaders with 9 assists (T5th), 26 penalty minutes (T3rd), 72 hits (2nd) and 28 blocked photographs (ninth). After spending the complete 2019-20 marketing campaign with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, Rasmussen racked up six factors (2-4-6) in seven video games with Grand Rapids final season earlier than incomes a promotion to the NHL. The 6-foot-6, 229-pound heart additionally noticed his common time on ice bounce from 12:50 over his first 20 video games of the season to 16:46 for the ultimate 20 video games, marking the fourth-most by a Red Wings ahead over that span. Rasmussen additionally logged 18 factors (5-13-18) in 18 video games with the Graz 99ers of Austria’s IceHL within the fall previous to returning to North America for the beginning of Detroit’s coaching camp.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings within the first spherical (ninth general) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Rasmussen has totaled 30 factors (11-19-30) and 55 penalty minutes in 102 NHL video games, whereas including 30 factors (11-19-30) and 26 penalty minutes in 45 AHL video games with Grand Rapids. The Surrey, British Columbia, native performed elements of 4 seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City Americans previous to turning professional, totaling 157 factors (81-76-157) and 129 penalty minutes in 161 video games from 2014-18. As captain of Tri-City in 2017-18, Rasmussen recorded 59 factors (31-28-59) in 47 video games in his remaining season of main junior earlier than amassing 33 factors (16-17-33) over 14 video games within the staff’s playoff run. On the worldwide circuit, Rasmussen represented Canada on two events, gathering 4 factors (1-3-4) in 4 video games on the 2016 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and three factors (2-1-3) in 5 video games for Canada Black on the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

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