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Sweater No. 55 in Sabres History

Since the Buffalo Sabres’ inaugural 1970-71 season, sweater numbers have held a special place in the team’s tradition. The Sabres have retired seven jersey numbers in their history which include sweater Nos. 2, 7, 11, 14, 16, 18 and 39. Meanwhile, some of the most popular jersey numbers throughout the team’s history include Nos. 17, 19, 23 and 24. On the flip side, a very...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Sabres’ Dan Bylsma not worried about Rasmus Ristolainen’s offense

BUFFALO – Twelve Sabres, including six defensemen, have zero goals this season, so Rasmus Ristolainen is hardly alone in his offensive struggles. Still, Ristolainen 22, scored nine goals and 41 points last season, a breakout campaign that helped him earn a six-year, $32.4 million contract. As the Sabres’ top defenseman, the Finn is expected to score goals. Right now, he has nine...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
13 days ago

Kyle Okposo, Ryan O’Reilly, Rasmus Ristolainen All Lead Way For Sabres In Points

If you look at the Buffalo Sabres’ stats so far this season, you’ll see a three-way tie in points. That’s because right wing Kyle Okposo, center Ryan O’Reilly and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen all have contributed with eight points. Okposo and O’Reilly have been scoring and assist threats, while all eight of Ristolainen’s points have come off helpers. Hear more about...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL moves: Sabres sign Ristolainen, Lightning sign Kucherov

The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen and the Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Nikita Kucherov as NHL teams made final roster moves Tuesday on the eve of the regular season. Ristolainen signed a six-year $32.4 million contract, while Kucherov signed a three-year deal that averages $4.766 million a year. Both were restricted free agents whose rights were retained...
Via Associated Press
October 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Sabres sign Ristolainen to 6-year, $32.4 million contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year, $32.4 million contract. Ristolainen was a restricted free agent whose rights were retained by the Sabres, and the signing was completed Tuesday, two days before Buffalo opens the regular season hosting the Montreal Canadiens. In just three NHL seasons, the 21-year-old Ristolainen has...
Via Associated Press
October 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Ristolainen and Chiasson had one of the worst fights of the year

Not all hockey fights are created equally. Sometimes haymakers are thrown and they connect. Other times no one ever throws a punch and it’s more of an awkward hugging match. In the case of Rasmus Ristolainen and Alex Chiasson, we have ourselves an absolute stinker. You can tell that the players are mad at one another but it looks like neither have working extremities. It is a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Buffalo's Ristolainen finally growing into his big shoes with the Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres boast a handful of young players who are finding their way in the NHL this season, Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart included. But aside from the young guns on offense, the Sabres are also enjoying a breakout year by 21-year-old defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, who was one of the worst players on defense for the Sabres last season but is now one of their top blue-liners...
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Injured Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen out 7-10 days

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen will miss up to the first 10 days of training camp because of an upper body injury. The Sabres made the announcement Friday, after the team took the ice for the first day of camp. The Sabres did not reveal the nature of the injury or when Ristolainen was hurt. Ristolainen is Buffalo's 2013 first-round draft pick, and...
Via Associated Press
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

In five-game audition as Sabres’ No. 1 defenseman, Rasmus Ristolainen passing with flying colors

Casual observers might ask, “Can you really gush and rave about a defenseman who is a paltry minus-35 in 69 games played?” Absolutely. For a 20-year-old Finn who, with his helmet off, could more appropriately pass as a Buffalo Jr. Sabre than an actual Buffalo Sabre when walking the corridors of the Harbor Center (!), […] The post In five-game audition as Sabres’ No. 1 defenseman...
Via Along the Boards
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Finland beats Sweden in OT to win World Juniors title

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 9:42 of overtime to give Finland its third world junior hockey title, 3-2 over Sweden on Sunday. Ristolainen picked up the puck along the right boards, beat defenseman Robert Hagg as he cut in front of the goal and slid a backhander under goalie Oscar Dansk's right leg pad. Ristolainen has one goal in 19 games this season for...
Via Associated Press
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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