Rasmus Bengtsson
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Rasmus Bengtsson

Hometown:

Landskrona Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1993-05-14

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

2nd round (59th overall), 2011

Weight:

189 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Rasmus Bengtsson played for Rogle's U-18 squad. In 23 games, Bengtsson scored 1 goal and added 7 assists for 8 points.

2009-10: Bengtsson spent most of the season with Rogle's J-20 squad. In 42 games, he scored 3 goals and added 20 assists for 23 points. In 2 playoff games, Bengtsson scored 1 goal and added 1 assist for 2 points. Bengtsson played for Sweden at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring 1 goal and adding 2 assists for 3 points in 6 games.

2010-11: Bengtsson spent most of the season with the Rogle squad in the Allsvenskan league. In 45 games, he scored 2 goals and added 7 assists for 9 points. Bengtsson played for Sweden at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championships, picking up 4 assists in 6 games. Bengtsson was chosen in the fourth round, 80th overall, of the 2011 KHL Draft by Salavat Yulaev Ufa.

2011-12: Bengtsson joined the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks in January after skating for Rogle in Sweden's second pro league (Allsvenskan) the first half of the year. He saw limited time in 18 games for Rogle and was plus-one with 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes before heading for North America. Bengtsson joined a Lumberjacks team that finished with the USHL's second-worst record and underwent a coaching change en route to a last-place finish in the Eastern Conference. Bengtsson scored 3 goals with 8 assists in 34 games and was minus-10 with 2 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Bengtsson is a smart player who makes good decisions on the ice, and is a solid puck possession player. Bengtsson has good hands, and a blast of a point shot. Defensively, he is responsible in his own end and uses his size and positioning to keep the play to the outside. He plays a solid, quiet game and is capable of controlling the flow in the defensive zone and then turn the puck up ice with a clean first pass.

 

Future

Bengtsson will rejoin the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL this fall to continue his development. He needs the additional development playing in the USHL can give him, but he could soon make a transition to professional hockey. He is still a few years away from making a contribution at the NHL level.

 

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