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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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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. Jun 21 - 10:31 AM

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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.
May 10 - 9:31 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.
May 5 - 6:57 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.
May 1 - 6:17 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.
Apr 26 - 11:42 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."
Mar 29 - 9:06 AM

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.
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

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2Ryan Kesler
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5William Karlsson
6Chris Wagner
LW1Patrick Maroon
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Emerson Etem
4Dany Heatley
5Matt Beleskey
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Devante Smith-Pelly
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3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Sami Vatanen
6Clayton Stoner
7Mark Fistric
8Josh Manson
9Sheldon Souray
10Matt Clark
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson
3Jason LaBarbera