from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
The Detroit Red Wings drafted Michael Rasmussen ninth overall in 2017 because of the offensive ability he displayed as a junior.
Now they have other ideas.
“Ultimately, I think he can become a real big, lockdown-type center that can play against other teams’ best players,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “That could really put him in a position to be an extremely valuable five-on-five player. Then he’s always got the real good net-front ability on the power play.
“So, he’s got two things that he can really separate himself from other guys. Now he’s just got to prove it every day. I think the mental toughness it takes to fight through the number of injuries and frustration is going to be critical for him.”