Three new players to introduce - two already announced on social media and one new player, NTFA and US Men's U19 goalie Rylan Rasmussen.
The Fort Worth Jaguars of the North American Floorball League (NAFL) announced two new players on social media over the last month: Center Isak Angerstig and Defenseman Dan Torretta, both of the DFW area. Today we are proud to announce that the Jaguars have signed Rylan Rasmussen of Euless, TX, as a goalkeeper.
Angerstig, originally from Sweden, has played since he was 10 years old. In 2015, he moved to the United States and joined the North Texas Floorball Association (NTFA) and has played continually since. In 2019, he was named Most Outstanding Player at the US National Championships. NTFA won the title in that game, beating Menlo Park 2-0 in the finals. He recently began his Master's degree studies in Computer Science. He said, "I've always wanted to play professionally, and coming to the US and growing the sport has been a life goal of mine. I think it's a really exciting opportunity and I hope floorball can get big in the US." In 93 games at with NTFA, he has tallied 202 goals and 95 assists.
Torretta grew up in New Jersey but moved to North Texas to join league title sponsor Floorball Planet in their operation. He started playing in 2013 and formed his own club in New Jersey. He also was on the NTFA 2019 National Championship team at the State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia. He's played all positions except goalie, but he was a defenseman for NTFA and has focused on defense since. As part of his role with Floorball Planet, he works with Special Olympics to help grow floorball in the US by teaching seminars and classes. "I never expected it [a floorball league] to happen this quickly...it's just jumping leaps and bounds, so I think the sky's the limit." During his time with NTFA, he has played 60 games and recorded 85 goals and 63 assists.
Rasmussen is the youngest player in the league at this point, having just turned 16. However, he has been playing goalie for two years already in one of the toughest leagues in America in NTFA. As the starting goalie for the Knights, Rasmussen has compiled a .720 save percentage over 37 games, with a goals against average of 6.64.