Denver goaltender Rasmussen leaves school, returns to USHL with Lincoln

 (Tim Brule)
Dayton Rasmussen went 1-1-1 last season in five games as a freshman at Denver (photo: Shannon Valerio/University of Denver).

Denver goaltender Dayton Rusmussen, who played in five games last season for the Pioneers, has left school and will play for the USHL’s Lincoln Stars this upcoming season.

The Stars acquired Rasmussen’s rights this past week from the Chicago Steel in exchange for two future USHL draft picks.

“We are very excited to add Dayton to our organization,” said Stars coach Cody Chupp in a news release. “His experience and proven success in the USHL and at the University of Denver will be a valuable asset in continuing to build a championship-caliber culture here in Lincoln.”

Rasmussen, who also played for the USHL’s Tri-City Storm, went 1-1-1 at DU with a 3.28 GAA and a .882 save percentage.


  1. Our only goalie with any CH experience bails, very strange and hard to explain. Don’t believe grades were a problem at all.

    The grocery store’s the supermart, uh huh
    Little girls still break their hearts, uh huh
    And the beat goes on, and the beat goes on…

  2. DU’s depth keeps getting thinner and thinner. Is there a possibility that they can get some players in to fill the roster spots these late departures (O’Connor & Rasmussen) have left? This is shaping up to be a tough season for DU.

    • There is no depth, staying healthy might be crucial. Rasmussen leaving might not hurt that much. Both freshman goaltenders are supposed to be very good, especially Larsson. Time will tell.

      • I see where they did add another forward (Brendan Budy). I wonder if DU knew something was up with Rasmussen when they signed 2 goaltenders when already having 2 on the roster.


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