1. Michael Rasmussen, 6-foot-6, 221 pounds, center. 2017-18 stats: Tri-City (WHL) — 47 games, 31 goals, 28 assists. Acquired: 2017, first round, No. 9 overall. Skinny: It would be shocking, at this point, if Rasmussen doesn’t begin the season in the NHL. He impressed, again, at the recent development camp, not only with his skills but with his maturity and desire to live up to other people’s expectations. He isn’t likely to be awed by the NHL. David Guralnick, Detroit News

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