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06-30-2013, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Buffaloed View Post
The next Aki Berg?
In a sense there could be a chance for it if Ristolainen stops developing, but we should remember that Berg hadn't made the jump to pro in his draft year (0 points in 5 games in his draft year in TPS) he had his high draft status from second tier and junior games. Ristolainen was used as a defensive corner stone for TPS this year. Berg was promising but didn't reach his ceiling. In the end despite 600 NHL games played he was a bust.

International tournaments in draft year
Aki Berg U18EJC 5 games 1 point
Rasmus Ristolainen U20 WJC 6 games 6 points

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