Rasmus Rissanen (D)
Ranks fourth all-time in games played by a Checkers defenseman (126) ... Ranks eighth on the franchise’s all-time penalty minutes list with 141 ... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 4/4/11.
2012-13: Completed his second professional season with the Checkers ... Set new career highs in assists (9) and points (9) ... Ranked third on the team with a career-high 84 penalty minutes ... Led the team with 10 penalty minutes in the playoffs ... Had his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists at PEO (10/28) ... Played in all five of the Checkers’ Calder Cup Playoff games, his first playoff games at the professional level.
2011-12: Completed his first professional season with the Checkers ... Recorded his first professional point with an assist at SA (10/29) ... Picked up the only fighting major of his career at NOR (11/23) ... Scored his first goal with the Checkers, a game-winner, vs. GR (1/15).
2010-11: Joined Charlotte after signing an entry-level deal with the Hurricanes and made his professional debut vs. Worcester (4/9) ... Did not appear in any of the Checkers’ Calder Cup Playoff games.