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Rickard Rakell | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
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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

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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.
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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Rickard Rakell was a healthy scratch Saturday for the second time in the last three games.

Tim Jackman drew back in the lineup. Rakell has some offensive talent but the 30th overall pick in the 2011 draft has only three assists this season in 17 games. He should stay on the waiver wire.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:37:00 AM

Look for Rickard Rakell to have a bigger role with the Anaheim Ducks in 2014-15.

Rakell was drafted at the end of the first round in the 2011 Draft and spent most of last season with the Ducks AHL team in Norfolk where he managed 14 goals and 37 points in 46 games. He also had four assists in 18 regular season games this season with Anaheim and scored his first NHL goal in the playoffs. The Ducks will not have Saku Koivu returning so Rakell should have a good shot at the third line center's job and that could be upgraded to the second line if the Jason Spezza rumors to Anaheim prove to be just rumors.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Rickard Rakell is in the Anaheim lineup on Saturday.

Rakell will take the place of the injured Mathieu Perreault who was a game-time decision and will be unable to go. Rakell, who was drafted at the end of the first round in the 2011 Draft, has a goal and an assist in three post-season games this season.
Sat, May 10, 2014 09:31:00 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Rickard Rakell from the minors.

Rakell was sent to Norfolk on Thursday and played in the decisive Game 5 victory as Norfolk advanced to the second round with a 3-2 win over Manchester as the Ducks and Kings farm clubs met in the AHL playoffs. Rakell picked up an assist on the first goal and was recalled but sat out Game 1 as a healthy scratch.
Mon, May 5, 2014 06:57:00 AM

Rickard Rakell has been sent to AHL Norfolk.

Presumably, he'll play for the Admirals on Friday in their playoff match against Manchester. It wouldn't be surprising to see him back with the Ducks on Saturday prior to the start of Round 2 against Los Angeles.
Thu, May 1, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
5Chris Wagner
LW1Matt Beleskey
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Maroon
4Tomas Fleischmann
5Jiri Sekac
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Emerson Etem
5Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2James Wisniewski
3Francois Beauchemin
4Hampus Lindholm
5Sami Vatanen
6Simon Despres
7Korbinian Holzer
8Clayton Stoner
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson