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Rickard Rakell | Winger | #67

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 201
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / ANA
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Rickard Rakell recorded at least one point in every contest of Anaheim's four-game sweep over Calgary in the first round.
Rakell registered an assist in Game 4 Wednesday night. He finished the first round with two goals and five points in the playoffs. Apr 20 - 9:37 AM

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Rickard Rakell is riding a five-game point streak that dates back to the regular season.

Rakell registered two assists in Anaheim's 5-4 overtime win against Calgary in Game 3 on Monday. He's up to four points so far in the playoffs, which puts him in a three-way tie for second place among the Ducks.
Apr 18 - 9:17 AM

Rickard Rakell scored for the second straight playoff game on Saturday.

Rakell potted 33 goals during the regular season so this outburst is no surprise as he is the top sniper on the Ducks. He scored his 33 this season in only 71 games as he started the season as an RFA and was forced to miss the first nine games of the campaign to get into game shape. He is a keeper.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 16 - 7:56 AM

Rickard Rakell found the back of the net in Anaheim's 3-2 win over Calgary Thursday night.

Rakell broke out in 2016-17 with 33 goals in 71 games, so naturally the Ducks are looking for him to continue contributing like that in the playoffs. It's still very early in the postseason, but at least we can say that he's gotten off to a good start.
Apr 14 - 9:44 AM

The Ducks will be looking for Rickard Rakell to be a major contributor in the first round.

Rakell broke out this season with 33 goals and 51 points in 71 games. Even if he hadn't taken such a big step forward though, he would likely be a bigger contributor in this series than he was in the 2016 first round. A year ago he entered the playoffs after having just come back from an appendectomy, which made him significantly below 100%. "It wasn’t great," Rakell said of his state for the 2016 playoffs. "I was down 15 pounds or something like that. Just wasn’t as near or close to what I am today. Can’t even compare. No practice or anything. I’m all past that right now. All the problems I had, I’m past it."
Apr 12 - 9:25 AM

Rickard Rakell scored his 33rd goal in the Ducks' 4-0 shutout of Chicago on Thursday.

He did in on a team high five shots and also added an assist on Corey Perry's goal to open the game. The 23-year-old has built nicely on the 20-goal campaign he recorded last season. Ryan Kesler and Chris Wagner scored the other goals in win.
Apr 7 - 1:28 AM

Rickard Rakell scored the game winning goal Wednesday night as the Ducks beat the Oilers 4-3.

Rakell not only had the winning goal, he knocked Cam Talbot out of the net. His goal was the fourth goal on only the 18th shot, which caused the Oilers to make a change in the crease. This was the sixth consecutive game in which Rakell scored at least one point. In that span he has five goals and three assists for a total of eight points.
Mar 23 - 12:58 AM

Rickard Rakell scored his 31st goal of the year in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Rakell scored after picking up a rebound in front off a point shot from Cam Fowler. The goal ties Rakell for 6th most in a season in franchise history by a player aged 23 and under. His 31 goals are indicative of his shooting percentage currently above 20%, a number that is unsustainable over the course of a career. In comparison, his career average sits around 13%. Continue riding Rakell until the end of the season but we'd be tentative during fantasy drafts next year.
Mar 18 - 1:08 AM

Rickard Rakell picked up a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Rakell tied the game at one with his goal at the 11:59 mark of the first period and he helped set up Jakob Silfverberg's power play goal in the third frame. The Ducks forward has racked up seven points in his last seven games and he's up to 28 goals and 11 assists in 57 games.
Mar 10 - 11:57 PM

Though Rickard Rakell has largely been used as a winger this season, the Ducks still have interest in eventually having him play center.

To that end, Todd Marchant has joined the Ducks as an assistant coach for the rest of the season and he will be working with Rakell. "He’s been in the same situations that I have been," Rakell said. "And he played all the situations on the ice. Whenever he has something to say, I’m going to listen to him." Part of the issue with using Rakell as a center more regularly is his 45.8% career success rate on the draw. He'd also have to serve more as a playmaker while he's found success as a goal scorer while playing on the wing. Marchant might be able to help him in those areas, but Rakell is still probably going to spend most of his time on the wing for the rest of the 2016-17 campaign.
Mar 9 - 4:41 AM

Rickard Rakell picked up goals 25 and 26 in a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

Chris Wagner set up Rakell for his first of the game with a beautiful effort to push his way around Alexey Marchenko. Rakell then picked up a rebound from a Hampus Lindholm shot and buried it passed a sprawling Curtis McElhinney for his second of the game. Rakell has already established a new career high in goals and he's well on his way to his first career 30-goal season for the Ducks.
Mar 4 - 12:54 AM

Rickard Rakell scored two goals for the Ducks in Wednesday night’s 5-3 win over the Bruins.

The Duck and Bruins were swapping goals most of the night and with the game tied 3-3 and less than three minutes remaining, Rakell fired one past Tuukka Rask for the game winner. This snapped a five-game streak in which Rakell failed to score a single point. The last time he was on the board was February 9 against the Sabres with one goal and one assist.
Feb 23 - 1:30 AM

Rickard Rakell netted his 20th goal of 2016-17 on Monday.

Rakell had 20 goals in 72 games last season, but he needed just 39 contests to reach the same mark this time around. He's also been hot lately with five markers in his last seven games. His 2016-17 shooting percentage in 22, which isn't something he can likely sustain, so expect him to slow down in the second half of the season.
Jan 24 - 9:50 AM

Rickard Rakell is on a three-game point streak.

Rakell has also recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. He's up to 19 goals and 28 points in 37 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 20 - 10:36 AM

It took only 54 seconds of overtime for Rickard Rakell to find the back of the net and give the Ducks a 2-1 victory over the Lightning Tuesday night.

Rakell’s goal came on a power-play early in overtime and gave the Ducks their seventh win in the last nine games. They have scored at least one point in 12 of their last 13. Rakell has not been a particularly big part of that success, however, with only four goals and one assist in that span of games.
Jan 18 - 1:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Logan Shaw
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Ryan Garbutt
5Chris Wagner
6Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Brandon Montour
7Clayton Stoner
8Korbinian Holzer
9Josh Manson
10Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier