Found May 16, 2013 on Stars of Big D:
The draft is still over a month away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about the possibilities and look over possible picks for the Stars. The first player we’ll look at today will be Finnish defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.   Profile Age: 18 Height: 6’3” Weight: ~210 lbs Position: Defenseman Shoots: Right-handed   Ristolainen is being projected in most drafts somewhere between the No. 8 and No. 12 picks, though NHL.com’s Steven Hoffner curiously doesn’t even have him going in the first round. His mock is the clear outlier though. Ristolainen is generally considered a top-10 talent in this draft, and he’s a top-four defenseman in this year’s class. Despite being just 18-years-old, Ristolainen has played at the top level in the SM-Liiga for the past two seasons (with HC TPS) and has been seeing significant time. The kid is one of two teenagers on the team, and he has been the assistant captain and captain for various Finnish U-18 ...
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