Rasmus Rissanen (D)
Finished the 2014-15 season ranked sixth on the Checkersâ€™ all-time list with 240 games played (second among defensemen) â€¦ Ranked second on the franchise's all-time penalty minutes list (301) ... Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/1/15.
2014-15: Completed his fourth professional season and fourth with the Checkers while also appearing at the NHL level for the first time â€¦ Set career highs in assists (10) and points (11) despite appearing in a career-low 52 games at the AHL level â€¦ Recorded his first point of the season with the primary assist on Ben Holmstromâ€™s overtime winner at CHI (10/12) â€¦ Assisted on Chad LaRoseâ€™s goal to open the scoring vs. HAM (10/31) â€¦ Scored his first goal of the season and first since 3/16/14 (27 games) and was plus-2 in a 6-2 win vs. NOR (11/18) â€¦ Picked up an assist at OKC (11/21) to record points in consecutive games for just the second time in his career â€¦ Earned seven penalty minutes, including an altercation against Michael Liambas that marked his only fighting major of the season, vs. MIL (11/29) â€¦ Called for his second boarding major of the season at TEX (12/12) â€¦ Notched his third career multi-assist/point game with a pair of helpers and was plus-2 in the 3-1 win at TEX (12/13) â€¦ Returned to action at HAM (2/28) after missing four games due to injury â€¦ Recalled to the NHL for the first time in his career by Carolina on 3/2 â€¦ Recorded 16:01 time on ice in his NHL debut vs. MIN (3/6) â€¦ Logged 22:26 of ice time, second among all Carolina skaters (Justin Faulk) vs. CBJ (3/10) â€¦ Suffered a season-ending MCL injury at CBJ (3/15).