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2015 NHL Draft Sleeper: D Rasmus Andersson

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Rasmus Andersson is one of the players that I look at and have to say that I do not understand why he is ranked so low by most scouting services. Future Considerations, admittedly my favorite scouting service when it comes to rankings, have him ranked No. 50. TSN’s Bob McKenzie has him at No. 59, NHL CSS at No. 93 (NA skaters) and ISS Hockey have him at No. 103.

As you can see, based on those rankings, we could see him going anywhere from the second to the fourth round. But let’s get to who he is. Andersson is a very hard-working two-way defenseman whose No. 1 asset is his work ethic.

He is not the biggest D-man, as he measures exactly six feet, but he can compete with bigger players because he is a very good skater and outworks his opponents. He also possesses a lot of skill and likes to contribute offensively. In the past season, Andersson has recorded 64 points in 67 games with the OHL’s Barrie Colts. Andersson has everything scouts look for in a player — skating, skill, work ethic, intelligence.

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