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Rickard Rakell | Center | #67

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 201
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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Rickard Rakell scored in the first and Cam Fowler sunk a puck in the second as the Anaheim Ducks cooled the Atlantic leading Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Tuesday night.
Rakell scored his ninth goal of the season on a power play at 16:50 in the first. Fowler got his seventh goal at 11:56 in the second and both goals provided assists to Ryan Kesler. In a low scoring affair, any of these shooters were beneficial to fantasy players. Nov 30 - 1:30 AM

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On Tuesday night, Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal against the New York Islanders at the 9:08 minute mark of the third and had another goal in the fourth round of the shootout, but it was not enough to stem a 3-2 loss.

Rakell was poised to be the star of the game until his shootout goal was answered by John Tavares. Fantasy owners will take heart in the fact that this was the third straight game in which he has scored a goal and the fourth consecutive contest with a point. Rakell now has 11 points for the season.
Nov 23 - 1:56 AM

Rickard Rakell is projected to play on the top line Tuesday night.

The Ducks did not take line rushes during an optional skate in the morning, but Rakell occupied the left side with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry during Monday's practice.
Nov 22 - 6:24 PM

Rickard Rakell found the back of the net in the Ducks' 3-2 win over New Jersey Thursday night.

That gives Rakell five goals and nine points in nine games this season. Although he's expected to slow down as the season drags on he might end up breaching the 50-point mark despite missing the beginning of the campaign as a contract holdout.
Nov 18 - 9:48 AM

Rickard Rakell scored a goal in Anaheim's 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday.

Rakell has four goals and seven points in five games this season. He'll cool down as the season drags on, but it's nice to see that missing training camp and the start of the 2016-17 campaign as a contract holdout didn't put him behind the curve.
Nov 10 - 10:09 AM

Rickard Rakell recorded two goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over the Coyotes on Friday.

After missing the early portion of the season with an abdomen injury, Rackell has picked up six points in three games this season. The Ducks committed $22.8 million over the next six years to the talented Swede, and he is certainly repaying in the early portions of the regular season. He won't be able to keep up his two-point per-game pace, but there is a strong chance he will surpass his career high of 43 points set last season. Kevin Bieksa, Jakob Silfverberg and Antoine Vermette also scored for the Ducks.
Nov 5 - 12:56 AM

Rickard Rakell scored one goal and added two assists in his season debut Tuesday night in the 4-0 victory over the LA Kings.

Rakell kicked the scoring off just before the end of the first period at the 19:29 mark for what would be the game winner. He remained part of the storyline for the rest of the night. He had an assist on an Antoine Vermette power-play goal at 2:49 in the second and another assist to Joseph Cramarossa at 10:46. That was the final goal of the night.
Nov 2 - 1:50 AM

Rickard Rakell believes he is ready to return Tuesday night.

He skated on a line with Antoine Vermette and Chris Wagner on Monday at practice. Rakell also worked on the second power-play unit.
Oct 31 - 5:34 PM

Rickard Rakell could return to the Anaheim lineup as early as Tuesday.

Rakell has yet to play this season as he was a restricted free agent and did not ink a deal until October 14. He was in Sweden at the time and needed to get a work visa and then get back into game shape. He practiced Saturday on a line with Ryan Garbutt and Antoine Vermette but don't be surprised if Rakell jumps up the depth chart quickly as he played plenty with Ryan Getzlaf last season. He should get 20 goals and 40 points if he sees a lot of time with Getzlaf.
Oct 30 - 6:15 AM

Rickard Rakell participated in line rushes on Friday morning, but he won't play against Columbus.

He might be back in the lineup next week. "He's going to have to be the one to tell us. We can only do so much," said coach Randy Carlyle. "Hopefully he's being put through the proper paces out there." Rakell appears to be getting closer to being ready to return from abdominal surgery.
Oct 28 - 5:22 PM

Rickard Rakell took part in Wednesday's optional skate.

Rakell is trying to get into game shape after missing training camp and the start of the season. He was a restricted free agent and while he did ink a six-year, $22.8 million contract on Oct. 14, he wasn't immediately able to join the team due to visa issues. Rakell needs to consult with the team trainers, but it sounds like the next step will be for him to take contact.
Oct 26 - 3:49 PM

Rickard Rakell might join the Anaheim Ducks next week.

Rakell has been waiting to secure a work visa before he leaves Sweden. He's been working out and skating in the meantime, but he'll probably need to participate in some practices with the Ducks before he makes his season debut. After starting the season as a contract holdout, he inked a six-year, $22.8 million deal on Oct. 14.
Oct 21 - 9:23 AM

It might be two weeks before Rickard Rakell makes his season debut, per his agent.

Rakell inked a six-year, $22.8 million contract with the Ducks, but he's still in Sweden and needs to obtain a work visa. Plus he might need to get into some practices with Anaheim before he's ready to play given that he missed training camp.
Oct 14 - 6:14 PM

Rickard Rakell has signed a six-year, $22.8 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

Rakell was reportedly seeking a six-year, $24 million deal, so if that's true then he ended up getting something fairly close to his wish. After the now 23-year-old scored 20 goals and 43 points in 72 contests in 2015-16, this seems like a pretty good price for Anaheim as well. That being said, there's some short-term hurdles he might have to endure. Rakell already missed all of training camp and the Ducks' season opener, so rust is a concern at this point. On top of that, he's still in Sweden and needs to get a work visa, so it's still going to be a little bit before he's available to make his 2016-17 debut.
Oct 14 - 2:41 PM

Rickard Rakell and the Anaheim Ducks are "not any closer yet" to agreeing to a new contract, per agent Peter Wallen.

Rakell remains a restricted free agent and at this point it seems safe to say that he will miss the Ducks' opener. How much time he misses after that though is anyone's guess. While the situation doesn't sound encouraging right now, news of an agreement could emerge at any time without any prior hints.
Oct 12 - 8:38 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
5Joseph Cramarossa
6Rickard Rakell
LW1Andrew Cogliano
2Nick Ritchie
3Nicolas Kerdiles
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Jared Boll
4Ryan Garbutt
5Chris Wagner
6Logan Shaw
7Ondrej Kase
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
9Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier