Flames select Rasmus Andersson with 53rd overall pick


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With the 53rd overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames have selected defenceman Rasmus Andersson of the Barrie Colts in the OHL.

Andersson recorded 12 goals and 64 points along with 88 penalty minutes in 67 games with the Colts last season, his first in North Amercia.

The 18-year old Malmo, Sweden native previously played for the Malmo Redhawks in his native Sweden where he collected 3 goals, 10 assists for 13 points in 43 games. Andersson was fourth in team scoring amongst defencemen and was the youngest player on the roster.

The 6-foot-0”, 214-pound defenceman is the son of former NHLer Peter Andersson, who played for both the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers, and brother of Calle Andersson who was drafted by the New York Rangers 119th overall in 2012.

RASMUS ANDERSSON

BORN: Malmo, Sweden DATE: Oct 27, 1996

HEIGHT: 6’0’’ WEIGHT: 212 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

Rasmus Andersson
Defense
Born Oct 27 1996 — Malmo, Sweden
Height 6.00 — Weight 212 — Shoots Right
Selected by Calgary Flames round 2 #53 overall 2015 NHL Entry Draft
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012-13 Malmo Redhawks Swe-1 38 3 8 11 22
2013-14 Malmo Redhawks Swe-1 43 3 10 13 26
2014-15 Barrie Colts OHL 67 12 52 64 88 9 1 3 4 6
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