In what has started as a great night for the Detroit Red Wings, it’s gotta be an even better one for rookie Michael Rasmussen. While Dylan Larkin is doing things like putting up his 150th and 151st career points, Rasmussen has gotten his first goal.
On the power play, Thomas Vanek took a pass behind the net from Gustav Nyquist. With Rasmussen heading into the slot, Vanek slipped him the puck from behind goaltender Joonas Korpisalo. In what Mickey Redmond calls a bang-bang play, he took the pass and immediately shoveled it into the net for his first career goal.
— S. Montie (@KOBx517) October 30, 2018
Not bad at all for a kid they thought about sending back to juniors not too long ago. GO WINGS!
Red Wings make decision on Michael Rasmussen’s immediate future
Many fans so far this season are concerned as to what the Detroit Red Wings will do with Michael Rasmussen. The rookie forward, taken ninth overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, has played nine games of his allowed 10 before burning up a year off his entry-level deal. There’s been no word from the organization as to what they are planning; until now.
Through nine games thus far with the Red Wings, the 6’6″ 221lb center has notched an assist. His first NHL point, it was scored in the Red Wings’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Additionally, he’s put up two penalty minutes, and seven shots on goal. With a year left on eligibility in juniors, Rasmussen is unable to play with the Red Wings’ AHL affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins. Meaning now that he’s here, he’s here to stay; at least for the season.
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