Sabres sign forward Rasmus Asplund to three-year, entry level contract


Rasmus Asplund celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game during the 2016 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship semifinal match between Sweden and Finland in Helsinki. (Markuu Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP)

The Buffalo Sabres have inked yet another Rasmus.

The team already has defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen and Rasmus Dahlin is expected to be selected first overall by the Sabres in June’s draft. On Wednesday, the team signed forward Rasmus Asplund to a three-year, entry level contract.

No financial details were disclosed when the Sabres made the signing official.

Asplund recorded a career-high eight goals and 20 assists in 50 games this past season with Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League. The 20-year-old has spent the previous four seasons with Färjestad, registering 62 points in 170 total games.

The Filipstad, Sweden native was selected by the Sabres in the second round (33rd overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft. Asplund has represented Swedn at several international tournaments, including the world juniors in 2016 and 2017.

May 23, 2018


Rasmus Asplund
3 Years
Entry-Level Deal

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