MAJOR: Top Eastern Conference Defenseman Enlists In The Military

Published September 25, 2023 at 9:11 PM

One of the Flyers' top defensemen had quite an interesting summer enlisting in the military.

Ristolainen's NHL Career

Among these budding stars is Rasmus Ristolainen, a player who has consistently delivered at the NHL level for over a decade. He's been with the Flyers for the past two years and has solid stats of 51 goals and 281 points in his 682 NHL game career.

Now, there has been an interesting twist in Ristolainen's offseason, and it's all come to light from his coach, John Tortorella.

Tortorella has let us in on Ristolainen's offseason adventure. Instead of the typical summer training and relaxation, Ristolainen spent his time fulfilling mandatory military obligations with the Finnish military.

Ristolainen Enlists

This is something all Finnish men must do so that includes other star Finnish athletes like Mikko Rantanen and Sebastian Aho.

Now, as we look ahead to the 2023-24 season, Ristolainen's focus shifts back to hockey as he works to regain his top form after this unique and honorable summer commitment.

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MAJOR: Top Eastern Conference Defenseman Enlists In The Military

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