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RASMUS BODIN
Rasmus Bodin
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Vitals: 6’6” / 207 lbs.
Birthdate: May 5, 1994
Hometown: Ostersund, Sweden
Acquired: Detroit’s sixth choice (200th overall) in the 2012 draft
CSS Ranking: Not Ranked (2012)
Contract: None (no set deadline to sign)
RWC Says: Checking Forward

STORIES

AWARDS
None Listed

HISTORY
2011-12
  • Spent season with his hometown club in Ostersund, primarily at Sweden’s second U-18 level.
  • Very productive at U-18 level, averaging a point per game (17-7-10-17).
  • Did not earn spots on any of Sweden’s national junior teams.
  • Both teams/leagues are off the beaten path, so Bodin wasn’t ranked for the 2012 NHL draft.
  • Transferred to much more reputed HV-71 organization in off-season.
  • Selected in the seventh round (200th overall) by the Red Wings in the 2012 NHL draft.
2012-13
  • Started season with HV-71 at Sweden’s J-20 SuperElit level.
  • Struggled to fit in with new team and battled injuries (18-0-1-1, minus-4).
  • Transferred to Tranas of Sweden’s third level late in season (6-0-3-3, minus-5).
2013-14
  • Joined Linkoping at the Swedish J-20 SuperElit level.
  • Appeared in 14 games over the first half of the season (14-0-2-2, minus-3, five shots).
  • Sidelined with chronic back and hip problems and missed the rest of the season.

SCOUT COMMENTS
“For his size and age, he’s a very good skater — he’s not awkward like some guys are that age when they get big. He’s got good speed and he really works hard all the time. He plays with good intensity and he works, he works, he works … At this point, I would say I’m hoping he becomes a bigger version of (current Red Wings forward) Justin Abdelkader, a guy who works hard, uses his body and is a useful guy for the team.” — Red Wings director of European scouting Hakan Andersson (June 2012) … “The last game I saw him, he looked like a slower skater than when I drafted him. I can’t see us signing him. There’s no progress. It’s a seventh-rounder that didn’t go well.” — Andersson (January 2014).

STRENGTHS
Six-foot-six frame and work ethic are the two things that stand out the most … Speed is also impressive for his size … Good hockey sense … Likes to play physical although he’ll need to show he can do it at a higher level without being penalized.

WEAKNESSES
Has grown significantly in the past two years and is still adjusting to his bigger body … Offensive upside is limited, although the Red Wings hope it just hasn’t come to the surface yet.

PROJECTION
Bodin’s hockey talent doesn’t match his size and his chronic injuries have limited him to just 38 games since the Red Wings drafted him in 2012. Although the Red Wings hoped he’d develop into a Justin Abdelkader type, he hasn’t panned out and will likely finish his career overseas.

Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Jämtland/Härjedalen TV-Pucken 8 0 0 0 2 |          
  Brunflo IK J18 J18 Div.1 - - - - - |          
 2010-2011 Östersund/Brunflo J18 J18 Elit 29 5 3 8 60 |          
 2011-2012 Östersunds IK J18 J18 Elit 29 9 17 26 94 |          
  Östersunds IK Division 1 20 3 7 10 18 |          
 2012-2013 HV71 J20 SuperElit 18 0 1 1 10 |          
  Tranås AIF Division 1 6 0 3 3 0 |          
 2013-2014 Linköping J20 SuperElit 14 0 2 2 2 |          

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