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Rickard Rakell | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (20) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 191
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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

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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

Rickard Rakell has been summoned by the Anaheim Ducks.

Rakell has four goals and six points in 11 AHL games this season. He's expected to make his NHL season debut against the New York Rangers on Monday.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 08:24:00 AM

Rickard Rakell has been returned to AHL Norfolk.

He didn't play any games with Anaheim during his call-up from the minors.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 05:22:00 PM

Anaheim has brought up Rickard Rakell from the AHL.

He has produced four goals and one helper in nines games with Norfolk this season. In four outings with Anaheim last year, he didn't have a point.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Rickard Rakell has been sent down to AHL Norfolk.

Rakell had 21 goals and 44 points in 40 OHL games last season. This is his first full pro season, so it's not surprising that the Ducks opted to allow him to develop a bit in the minors rather than keep him for the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Rickard Rakell scored the lone goal for the Ducks in a 6-1 loss to the Kings rookies on Saturday.

Rakell is looking to grab the fourth line center spot for Anaheim this season and Saturday's performance will not hurt his chances as he was the Ducks best player by far in the loss to Los Angeles. Ryan Getzlaf, Nick Bonino and Saku Koivu have the top three center spots locked up so Rakell is up against 2009 first round pick Peter Holland for fourth line duty. "That's my only goal for this year," Rakell said. "I'm going to do everything I can to take that job. It's going to take hard work and I know I have the capability to play there. I've just got to show it. It's up to me." Rakell played four games with the Ducks last season when the lockout ended and had no points with a minus-two rating. He is worth a late round pick in deep keeper leagues this season.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 06:10:00 AM

Although Rickard Rakell wasn't able to stick with Anaheim this season, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau sees it as a positive experience.

Rakell was returned to the OHL after recording no points and a minus-two rating in four NHL games. "I think he learned a lot," Boudreau said. "I think he's better prepared now. When he comes into camp next year, he's coming here to win a job. Not to just turn pro." Rakell has 13 goals and 30 points in 32 OHL games this season.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Rickard Rakell has been returned to OHL Plymouth.

Rakell had no points and a minus-two rating in four games with the Anaheim Ducks. His experience in the NHL should help him and it wouldn't be surprising if he gets a serious look during the Ducks' training camp next season.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 09:58:00 AM

There is still no clarity with regards to whether Rickard Rakell will stay in the NHL or be returned to juniors.

General manager Bob Murray said the Ducks have not decided if he'll stay with them. The 19-year-old has played in four games this year, has a minus-two and is averaging 8:57. The team is allowed to play him in five games without burning a year of free agency.
Sat, Feb 2, 2013 07:40:00 PM

There has been no decision made at this time on whether or not the Anaheim Ducks will keep Rickard Rakell or send him back to junior hockey.

The Ducks are allowed to play teenagers up to five games this season without burning up a year of eligibility of free agency and Rakell now sits at three as Anaheim has sat him out a game. Rakell is currently seeing fourth line time but coach Bruce Boudreau is pleased with his play. "He hasn't played a tremendous amount but he looks comfortable there," Boudreau said. "He accepts responsibility he can skate. He's not afraid. He's doing a lot of good things. One day, whether it's tomorrow or five years from now, he's going to be a very good hockey player." Rakell is pointless this season but is worth picking up in keeper leagues if you can stash him for a few years.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 05:55:00 AM

Coach Bruce Boudreau has been impressed by the play of 19-year-old Rickard Rakell.

Boudreau made his comments Monday afternoon before the Ducks defeated the Flames. "I thought he did good," Boudreau said. "Again, one game. I don't want to get like we've won the Cup or anything. For a 19-year-old kid that just came in, I thought his first period was obviously jittery. But I thought once he settled in, he and his linemates had opportunities to score." Boudreau was happy with his defensive smarts and is not ready to send the youngster back to the CHL.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 05:40:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Mathieu Perreault
3Saku Koivu
4Rickard Rakell
LW1Nick Bonino
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Daniel Winnik
4Matt Beleskey
5Patrick Maroon
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Teemu Selanne
4Kyle Palmieri
5Emerson Etem
6Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Stephane Robidas
5Ben Lovejoy
6Bryan Allen
7Luca Sbisa
8Mark Fistric
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Jonas Hiller