Rasmus debuted with the Checkers last season after spending the previous two in the WHL for Everett. In April of 2011 he signed a three-year entry level contract with Carolina after being drafted 178th overall in the 2009 Entry Draft.
Last season he appeared in 64 games with the Checkers and registered 3 goals and 3 assists with 57 penalty minutes. To date Rissanen has only had one fighting major in his career, stemming from a game against the Norfolk Admirals last season against Mike Angelidis.
This season he has appeared in 23 games and has recorded 3 assists. He missed a couple games due to an upper body injury and personal matters. He is ranked among the top three players of his team in penalty minutes with 34 and has recorded 39 shots on goal so far this season.
While there currently is no video footage of Rissanen’s fight against Angelidis, there is one from his WHL days. From 2010: