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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 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

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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

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

Rikard Rakell`s first-period goal on Friday night during the Ducks` 6-2 rout of the Dallas Stars was his first career NHL goal.

Rakell is the first Ducks player in history to record his first career goal in the playoffs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 11:42:00 AM

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."
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 09:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Patrick Maroon
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Emerson Etem
4Jiri Sekac
5Matt Beleskey
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Tim Jackman
4Kyle Palmieri
5Rene Bourque
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Sami Vatanen
6Eric Brewer
7Clayton Stoner
8Josh Manson
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson
3Jason LaBarbera