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Blackhawks agree to terms with Swedish forward Rasmussen

Tuesday, 06.10.2014 / 4:25 AM CT / News
By Chicago Blackhawks
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Blackhawks agree to terms with Swedish forward Rasmussen

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Dennis Rasmussen (RASS-muh-suhn) on a one-year contract.

Rasmussen, 23, tallied 40 points (16g, 24a) in 52 games this season with Växjö of the Swedish Hockey League. He led the team and ranked 10th in the league in points, while ranking second on the team in goals and assists. Rasmussen shared 12th in the SHL in assists and was 17th in goals. He also recorded six points (2g, 4a) in 12 SHL playoff games.

The Västerås, Sweden, native has posted 85 points (40g, 45a) in 149 career SHL games with Växjö from 2011 to 2014. Rasmussen has also appeared for Sweden in international competition, helping Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships and the 2010 World Junior Championships.