Erik Rasmussen (ice hockey)

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Erik Rasmussen
Born (1977-03-28) March 28, 1977 (age 39)
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
New Jersey Devils
Ässät
National team  United States
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1996
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1997–2009

Erik Wayne Rasmussen (born March 28, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American retired professional ice hockey player who formerly played center and left wing for the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils. He won the Mr. Hockey award in 1995 as the best high school player in Minnesota. He played for the University of Minnesota for two years before going pro. Rasmussen was drafted in the first round, seventh overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He then played for the Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings. He played 2007–08 on New Jersey's AHL affiliate in Lowell and made a contract for season 2008–09 to Porin Ässät.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 University of Minnesota WCHA 40 16 32 48 55
1996–97 University of Minnesota WCHA 34 15 12 27 123
1997–98 Rochester Americans AHL 53 9 14 23 83 1 0 0 0 5
1997–98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 21 2 3 5 14
1998–99 Rochester Americans AHL 37 12 14 26 47
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 42 3 7 10 37 21 2 4 6 18
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 67 8 6 14 43 3 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 12 19 31 51 3 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 8 11 19 34
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 57 4 12 16 28
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 69 7 6 13 41 5 0 2 2 2
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 67 5 5 10 32 9 0 0 0 8
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 71 3 7 10 25 11 0 0 0 14
2007–08 Lowell Devils AHL 26 2 3 5 14
2008-09 Ässät SM-liiga 31 1 8 9 60
NHL totals 545 52 76 128 305 52 2 7 9 46

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 1995–96

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Martin Biron
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
1996
Succeeded by
Mika Noronen