2018 NHL Draft

Rasmus Dahlin

Frolunda Indians (SHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  09/21/2017 |  Nashville  |  

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Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height / Weight: 6’2, 181 lbs
Born: April 13, 2000 | Trollhättan, Sweden
Nation: Sweden

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
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Regular Season

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM
 2014-2015 Lidköping J18 18 12 14 26 44
 2015-2016 Frölunda (J18 Elit) 16 5 7 12 12
 2015-2016 Frölunda (J18 Allsvenskan) 17 3 8 11 12
 2015-2016 Frölunda J20 (Superelit) 1 0 0 0 0
 2016-2017 Frölunda (J18 Elit) 1 3 1 4 0
 2016-2017 Frölunda (CHL) 4 0 0 0 0
 2016-2017 Sweden (U18 Hlinka) 5 1 1 2 2
 2016-2017 Frölunda J20 (Superelit) 24 9 13 22 74
 2016-2017 Frölunda (SHL) 26 1 2 3 6
 2016-2017 Sweden (U20 WJC) 7 1 1 2 4
 2017-2018 Frölunda (CHL) 3 0 0 0 0
 2017-2018 Frölunda (SHL) 2 0 1 1 0

Scouting Report

Exceptional two-way defenseman with a well-documented resume who has been succeeding as a teenager playing against much older competition. Dahlin is an explosive, dynamic puck wizard who thinks the game at an elite level. He’s rarely caught out of position, which is quite amazing when you consider how often he likes to jump into lanes and quickly transition up ice. When Dahlin has the puck, opponents are thrown into a state of confusion, as his agility, stickhandling and duffel bag full of dekes and fakes make him next to impossible to telegraph. His shot is both wicked and accurate, augmenting vision that is nothing short of phenomenal. Dahlin routinely connects with stretch or cross-ice passes from long distances, and he can put mustard on a stretch pass while moving backwards.

Dahlin is far from just a one-trick pony — he likes to hit, throws timely hip checks and maintains a tight gap, and the way he processes plays allows him to recover from a risky foray into the offensive zone. Additionally, he’s an absolutely fierce competitor who hates to lose and plays with a team-first attitude. He’s been logging regular minutes on Frolunda’s second pairing for the last two seasons, so all he has left before embarking on what should be a star NHL career is leading Sweden to glory on the international stage.