2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Rasmus Dahlin

RASMUS DAHLINSweden

Current Team: Gothenburg Frolunda (SHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 150 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: April 13, 2000 • Hometown: Lidkoping, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Lidkoping (Sweden U16); Gothenburg (Swe. U16/U18/U20)
Agent: Newport Sports Management
SHL Debut: Oct. 22, 2016 (Gothenburg at Skelleftea)
First SHL Goal: Nov. 12, 2016 (Gothenburg at Karlskrona)

IN THE NEWS:
Made His Case for No. 1 Status at WJC
A New Superstar in Making (in Swedish)
Amazed in First SHL Game (in Swedish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He has top-end skill. Based on his upside alone, he'll be a top pick. Was used kind of weirdly at the World Juniors, but he's such a smooth skater." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News 2017 Future Watch)

• "Has been unbelievable in SHL and prevailed even more in the playoffs. He became the youngest player ever to be selected for the senior national team, Tre Kronor, following the season." (McKeen's 2017 Draft Preview

• "Put up mind-boggling stats this season in the Under-20 SuperElit as a 16-year-old that Erik Karlsson and other great Swedish defencemen never came close to equalling at the same age. A supreme talent that possesses skills that result in numerous highlight-reel goals. He is the real deal and is the early favourite to be picked first overall next June." (Recrutes.ca)

• "He’s a great puck-rusher with elite stickhandling abilities. He has good speed but great agility and dekes that make him a threat one-on-one. Dahlin has that "get you out of your seat" quality to him -- already at only 16, he was one of the most exciting players in the SHL this season. He has great poise with the puck, and has the ability to make something special happen whenever he’s on the ice." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "A wild young colt with elite skating and talent levels, who has the look of a young Paul Coffey when he's in full flight with the puck on his stick. He's a legitimate contender for No. 1 overall status." (Red Line Report)