Barrie, ON– Barrie Colts General Manager Jason Ford announced today that defenceman Rasmus Andersson has committed to the team and has signed an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement.
Most recently Andersson was named to the 2014-15 NHL CSS Futures International list as identified by NHL central scouting, which was released earlier last month.
“Andersson will enter the OHL as a rookie but already brings a wealth of experience; having played against men the past two seasons in Sweden,” said General Manager Jason Ford.
The 6’0”, 214lbs defenceman is the son of former NHLer Peter Andersson who played for the New York Rangers/Florida Panthers and brother of Calle Andersson who was drafted by the New York Rangers 119th overall in 2012.
“He is a well-rounded defenceman that will help stabilize the back-end, and enters the OHL trying to pursue his dream of being an NHL player. We are very excited about this addition to our lineup,” added Ford.
The 17-year old Swedish defenceman played for the Malmo Redhawks last season where he collected 3 goals, 10 assists for 13 points in 43 games played. Andersson was fourth in team scoring amongst defenceman and was the youngest player on the roster.
Rasmus Andersson RD 6’0” 213lbs
Birthplace: Malmo, Sweden
Date of Birth: October 27, 1996
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2013-14 Malmo J20 SuperElit 8 1 4 5 12
Malmo Allsvenskan 43 3 10 13 26
Sweden U18 WJC – 18 7 2 1 3 14
Sweden U18 International-Jr 13 2 9 11 26