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Rickard Rakell | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
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Rickard Rakell's only point of the playoffs came back in Game 3 of the first round against Winnipeg.
He scored the game-winning goal that night in overtime. Rakell hasn't earned a point in 11 straight games since then. He will continue to skate on the fourth line with Emerson Etem and Jiri Sekac in Game 6 against Chicago. May 27 - 3:15 PM

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Rickard Rakell (illness) is on the ice for the pre-game warmup on Sunday.

Rakell missed Saturday's practice, but it appears as though he will be healthy enough to play in Game One against Chicago.
May 17 - 2:56 PM

Rickard Rakell missed practice on Saturday with an illness.

Coach Bruce Boudreau said that Rakell will be in the lineup on Sunday if he is healthy to go. The third line center has only one goal and no assists in nine playoff games to this point but it was a big one as he scored the overtime winner in Game 3 against Winnipeg.
May 17 - 7:16 AM

Rickard Rakell, who was among the bottom five in ice time across both teams, netted Monday's overtime winner to give Anaheim a 5-4 win and a commanding 3-0 series lead over Winnipeg.

To say that Rakell had an otherwise quiet game isn't quite accurate, but his time was short as the two teams traded goals. Rakell however managed two takeaways, a hit, and one brilliant redirection of a Francois Beauchemin shot through Ondrej Pavelec's five-hole.
Apr 21 - 1:11 AM

Rickard Rakell finished a cheeky pass from Corey Perry for his ninth goal of the season on Friday night, unfortunately the Ducks would fall to the Avalanche 4-2.

Rakell was following up the play as Perry began to go behind the offensive net, he then suddenly stopped and instead fed Rakell for the easy goal into the yawning cage. He now has 31 points this season through 69 games.
Apr 4 - 1:18 AM

Rickard Rakell netted his third career two-point game during Friday night's 3-2 overtime win over the Avalanche.

It was a great game for Rakell, who was an integral part of Jiri Sekac's goal to open the scoring just 3:37 into the game. And displayed brilliant awareness to record a goal of his own. Rakell now has seven goals and 28 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 21 - 1:57 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are happy with how Rickard Rakell has done as the team's third-line center this season.

Anaheim has a strong one-two punch with Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler centering the top two lines, but Rakell was a bit of a risk given that he's a 21-year-old rookie. He's gone on to score six goals and 26 points in 57 contests this season though. "If you look at his numbers, they've been actually really good for a third-line center," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "And you look at his rookie numbers compared to other rookies, he’s getting up there in points and his plus-minus (plus-5 rating) is fine. I think he's done a really good job. He's done really good on the power play on the second unit as well."
Mar 11 - 9:00 AM

Rickard Rakell had an assist in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.

Rakell has five goals and 21 points in 47 games in 2014-15. After a pretty strong showing in January, Rakell has more or less tread water by his standards with four points in eight contests so far.
Feb 19 - 9:43 AM

Rickard Rakell scored a pretty power play goal in Anaheim's 4-1 loss to Chicago on Friday night.

Corey Perry deserves an Academy Award for fooling and freezing Corey Crawford on a fake-shot, and then showed off his passing prowess with a slap-pass over Brent Seabrook's stick onto Rickard Rakell's. The young Swede did the rest for his fifth goal of the season. He now has 17 points with six coming with the man advantage this season.
Jan 31 - 1:51 AM

Rickard Rakell scored two goals and two assists in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over Winnipeg.

Talk about a random offensive explosion. Rakell had just eight points coming into the game, and none in his last six contests. The 21-year-old also scored in the fourth round of the shootout to keep the Ducks alive. Rakell's first period goal tied the game at 1-1, while his third period goal with just over two minutes remaining forced overtime. It's an impressive performance from the youngster, but his fantasy upside remains limited for the rest of this season. The Ducks retired Teemu Selanne's number eight before tonight's game.
Jan 12 - 12:52 AM

It took 47 career NHL games over three seasons, but Rickard Rakell finally scored his first NHL goal on Monday night.

Ironically, Rakell just happened to be in the right place at the right time as an Emerson Etam chip somehow found its way to the crease from behind the net. All Rakell had to do was whack it in. But hey it looks like a 100 MPH one-timer on the score sheet. Rakell now has 12 points in his NHL career.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 02:58:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 09:56:00 AM

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
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:09:00 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.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 07:52:00 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
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
5Chris Wagner
6Michael Sgarbossa
7Stefan Noesen
LW1Matt Beleskey
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Maroon
4Tomas Fleischmann
5Jiri Sekac
6Max Friberg
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Emerson Etem
5Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Sami Vatanen
3Francois Beauchemin
4Hampus Lindholm
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7James Wisniewski
8Mark Fistric
9Korbinian Holzer
10Josh Manson
11Jaycob Megna
12Brandon Montour
13Andrew O'Brien
14Shea Theodore
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson
3Jason LaBarbera
4Ryan Faragher