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Rickard Rakell | Winger | #67

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / ANA
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Rickard Rakell is still trying to figure things out at center.
Rakell has been a left winger for most of his NHL career, but the Ducks have moved him down the middle this season. "I would say that he's still a work in progress," Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle said. "He shows in some situations how dynamic he can be and in other situations, I think there's still a learning curve to be around the puck more and be stronger on it." He has two goals and two assists in four games this season. Oct 13 - 8:29 PM
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Rickard Rakell netted a goal in Anaheim's 3-2 win over the Islanders on Wednesday.

Rakell has two goals and four points in four games this season. He's coming off a campaign where he set a career-high with 33 markers and he might flirt with the 30-goal mark again in 2017-18.
Oct 12 - 9:38 AM

Rickard Rakell scored a goal and registered two assists in the Ducks' 5-4 win against Arizona on Thursday.

Rakell's final goal was the game-winner to cap the Ducks' comeback from a 4-1 deficit. "We had a pretty slow start to this game," Rakell said. "We still had a good feeling, I think, after the first period. We just wanted to re-start and focus on the things that we could do better. When we got the first goal and second goal, I think we kind of switched the momentum. It was really nice. We just kept playing." Rakell scored a team-leading 33 goals last season.
Oct 6 - 10:05 AM

Rickard Rakell might end up centering the top line in the Ducks' season opener on Thursday.

Ryan Kesler is starting the season on the sidelines and Ryan Getzlaf is questionable for the opener, so the Ducks are shorthanded up the middle. If Rakell does end up centering the first unit then his likely linemates are Andrew Cogliano and Corey Perry. If Getzlaf ends up being available though, then he should be the top line center instead.
Oct 4 - 4:35 AM

Rickard Rakell skated at center during the first day of training camp.

The Ducks need him to play center because Ryan Kesler will be out for a few months. "I feel like I can be a better hockey player than I was last year," Rakell said. "I scored a lot of goals and I don’t want to take anything away from that. I still feel I can make more plays and create a lot more space for myself and my teammates more." The 24-year-old had a team-high 33 goals in 71 games with the Ducks.
Sep 16 - 8:58 AM

Rickard Rakell's lower-body injury was a high-ankle sprain.

Rakell's didn't play in Games 5 or 6 of the Western Conference Final due to the injury. Had the Ducks managed to get into the Stanley Cup Final then Rakell might have been able to return during that series.
May 25 - 5:18 PM

Rickard Rakell (lower body) will not play in Game 6 on Monday.

Rakell missed Game 5 as a surprise scratch but is obviously ailing as he did not make the trip to Nashville for Monday's game. Rakell led the Ducks in goals this season with 33 goals and his loss from the lineup may be pivotal.
May 22 - 7:39 AM

Rickard Rakell (lower body) is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Randy Carlyle.

Rakell was a surprise scratch ahead of tonight's game against the Predators. It's unclear if he'll be available for Monday's elimination game in Nashville. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Ducks make one available.
May 20 - 11:26 PM

Rickard Rakell is out for Game 5 with a lower-body injury.

Rakell appeared to be fine at the end Game 4, but he may have been hurt at some point in that contest. We will provide an update as soon as one is made available.
May 20 - 6:55 PM

Rickard Rakell found the back of the net in Anaheim's 3-2 overtime victory.

Rakell is on a three-game point streak. He has seven goals and 13 points in 15 postseason contests.
May 19 - 10:03 AM

Rickard Rakell has contributed an assist in each of the last two games.

He had a helper on Anaheim's only goal in a 2-1 loss to Nashville in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday night. Rakell has six goals and 12 points in 14 games this postseason. Still, he hasn't scored a goal in four straight outings.
May 17 - 9:46 AM

Rickard Rakell scored the Ducks' only goal in Game 6, a 7-1 loss to Edmonton on Sunday night.

Rakell's goal came when Anaheim trailed 6-0 in what was a thoroughly miserable experience for the Anaheim Ducks in their return to Alberta. Rakell did, however, increase his goal-scoring streak to four games and has six tallies and 10 points in as many post-season games.
May 7 - 10:28 PM

Rickard Rakell has found the back of the net in each of Anaheim's last three games.

Rakell's latest goal was both dramatic and controversial. He scored with just 15 seconds left in the third period to tie what would eventually become a 4-3 2OT victory against Edmonton. There's an argument to be made though that Ryan Kesler should have been called on goaltender interference though for appearing to hold Talbot's pad open to allow the goal. The league ruled that it was a good goal because they felt Edmonton's Darnell Nurse pushed Kesler into Talbot. "I didn’t really think they could take it back from us the way we battled," Rakell said. "The way we made every effort to get back into that game there just wasn’t any doubt. It felt like, ‘They can’t do this to us.’ When I saw the replay, I thought we didn’t get into the goalie’s face on purpose."
May 6 - 4:34 AM

Rickard Rakell scored a goal in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime win against Edmonton in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Rakell also found the back of the net in Game 3. He's up to four goals and seven points in eight playoff games. He also has a 19 shooting percentage in the postseason, which is roughly level with his conversion rate during the regular season when he scored a career-high 33 goals.
May 4 - 10:20 AM

Rickard Rakell found the back of the net in Anaheim's 6-3 victory over Edmonton in Game 3 on Sunday.

Rakell has been great in the Ducks' playoff run with three goals and six points in seven games. His success in the postseason is an extension of th regular season he had as he finished the 2016-17 campaign with 33 goals and 51 points in 71 contests.
May 1 - 9:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Chris Wagner
5Derek Grant
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Dennis Rasmussen
5Logan Shaw
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Ondrej Kase
5Jared Boll
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Josh Manson
4Brandon Montour
5Kevin Bieksa
6Korbinian Holzer
7Sami Vatanen
8Hampus Lindholm
9Jaycob Megna
G1John Gibson
2Ryan Miller
3Reto Berra