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Rickard Rakell | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
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Rickard Rakell had an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 victory over Montreal.
Rakell has recorded at least a point in four of his last six contests. It's been a rare offensive outburst for him as he has just seven points in 23 games this season. Dec 19 - 9:56 AM

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Rickard Rakell is projected to be third line center for the Ducks again Wednesday night.

After being sent to the minors for a brief stint, Rakell will be dressing in his second consecutive game for the Ducks. The 21-year old Swede has yet to find the back of the net, but has added four assists, four penalty minutes, and a plus one rating in 18 games played this season. He is projected to center the third line between Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg so there is some upside for Rakell.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 10 - 8:09 PM

Rickard Rakell has been recalled by the Ducks from AHL Norfolk.

He was only down on the far for two games, but he scored a goal and four points. Higher than his three points in 17 games this season with the big boys.
Dec 6 - 7:52 PM

Rickard Rakell is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Bruins.

Rakell was the Ducks' first round pick in 2011. The 21-year-old has now been a healthy scratch in three of the Ducks' last four games. Jesse Blacker was also scratched by the Ducks.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 1 - 10:43 PM

Rickard Rakell was a healthy scratch Saturday for the second time in the last three games.

Tim Jackman drew back in the lineup. Rakell has some offensive talent but the 30th overall pick in the 2011 draft has only three assists this season in 17 games. He should stay on the waiver wire.
Nov 30 - 4:37 AM

Look for Rickard Rakell to have a bigger role with the Anaheim Ducks in 2014-15.

Rakell was drafted at the end of the first round in the 2011 Draft and spent most of last season with the Ducks AHL team in Norfolk where he managed 14 goals and 37 points in 46 games. He also had four assists in 18 regular season games this season with Anaheim and scored his first NHL goal in the playoffs. The Ducks will not have Saku Koivu returning so Rakell should have a good shot at the third line center's job and that could be upgraded to the second line if the Jason Spezza rumors to Anaheim prove to be just rumors.
Jun 21 - 10:31 AM

Rickard Rakell is in the Anaheim lineup on Saturday.

Rakell will take the place of the injured Mathieu Perreault who was a game-time decision and will be unable to go. Rakell, who was drafted at the end of the first round in the 2011 Draft, has a goal and an assist in three post-season games this season.
May 10 - 9:31 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Rickard Rakell from the minors.

Rakell was sent to Norfolk on Thursday and played in the decisive Game 5 victory as Norfolk advanced to the second round with a 3-2 win over Manchester as the Ducks and Kings farm clubs met in the AHL playoffs. Rakell picked up an assist on the first goal and was recalled but sat out Game 1 as a healthy scratch.
May 5 - 6:57 AM

Rickard Rakell has been sent to AHL Norfolk.

Presumably, he'll play for the Admirals on Friday in their playoff match against Manchester. It wouldn't be surprising to see him back with the Ducks on Saturday prior to the start of Round 2 against Los Angeles.
May 1 - 6:17 PM

Rikard Rakell`s first-period goal on Friday night during the Ducks` 6-2 rout of the Dallas Stars was his first career NHL goal.

Rakell is the first Ducks player in history to record his first career goal in the playoffs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 26 - 11:42 AM

Note to fantasy leaguers: There is offense that exists within Rickard Rakell and it is just a matter of time before it starts to take root on the scoresheet.

Rakell has just one assist in his first 15 NHL games, 11 of which have come this season. He has handled fourth-line center duty in most of those games, meaning he was focused on preventing goals by opponents instead of scoring them himself. But the Ducks are giving him a few looks late in this 2013-14 season because they know there's a lot more in their 2011 first-round pick that they're eager to tap into. Rakell, 20, has a high level of skill and the club envisions him as a two-way player who could force his way into the top six down the line. At the time of his recall from Norfolk (Va.) of the American Hockey League, the Swede had 14 goals and 37 points in 46 games. "We think he’s a really good player," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "The only thing that he hasn’t had is the experience in game time. We think he’s been snake bit a little bit. He's had good opportunities to score every game."
Mar 29 - 9:06 AM

Rickard Rakell has been summoned from the minors.

He has one assist in nine games this season with the Ducks and 37 points in 46 contests with AHL Norfolk.
Mar 20 - 4:06 PM

The Ducks have reassigned center Rickard Rakell to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Rakell has appeared in nine contests with Anaheim this season and produced only one point on an assist. In his most recent stint with the Ducks, the 20-year-old Swede appeared in two games, going scoreless. The 6-1, 192-pound center appeared in 43 games for Norfolk this season, collecting 37 points with a +10 rating. At the time of his recall, Rakell co-led the Admirals in points, assists and plus/minus, ranked second in power-play goals (8) and tied for second in goals. He was selected in the first round (30th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 13 - 8:30 AM

Anaheim has promoted Rickard Rakell.

Rakell has 14 goals and 37 points in 43 games this season. He also has an assist in seven contests with Anaheim.
Mar 7 - 9:13 AM

Rickard Rakell has been assigned to AHL Norfolk.

The Ducks are getting healthier with Matt Beleskey (broken thumb) set to return Monday and Saku Koivu (head) possible to play Wednesday. In seven games with Anaheim, Rakell had one assist and 11 shots.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Patrick Maroon
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Emerson Etem
4Dany Heatley
5Matt Beleskey
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Rene Bourque
4Kyle Palmieri
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Sami Vatanen
6Eric Brewer
7Colby Robak
8Clayton Stoner
9Mark Fistric
10Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Ilya Bryzgalov