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Rickard Rakell | Winger | #67

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 201
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / ANA
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Rickard Rakell scored the game winning goal Wednesday night as the Ducks beat the Oilers 4-3.
Rakell not only had the winning goal, he knocked Cam Talbot out of the net. His goal was the fourth goal on only the 18th shot, which caused the Oilers to make a change in the crease. This was the sixth consecutive game in which Rakell scored at least one point. In that span he has five goals and three assists for a total of eight points. Mar 23 - 12:58 AM

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Rickard Rakell scored his 31st goal of the year in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Rakell scored after picking up a rebound in front off a point shot from Cam Fowler. The goal ties Rakell for 6th most in a season in franchise history by a player aged 23 and under. His 31 goals are indicative of his shooting percentage currently above 20%, a number that is unsustainable over the course of a career. In comparison, his career average sits around 13%. Continue riding Rakell until the end of the season but we'd be tentative during fantasy drafts next year.
Mar 18 - 1:08 AM

Rickard Rakell picked up a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Rakell tied the game at one with his goal at the 11:59 mark of the first period and he helped set up Jakob Silfverberg's power play goal in the third frame. The Ducks forward has racked up seven points in his last seven games and he's up to 28 goals and 11 assists in 57 games.
Mar 10 - 11:57 PM

Though Rickard Rakell has largely been used as a winger this season, the Ducks still have interest in eventually having him play center.

To that end, Todd Marchant has joined the Ducks as an assistant coach for the rest of the season and he will be working with Rakell. "He’s been in the same situations that I have been," Rakell said. "And he played all the situations on the ice. Whenever he has something to say, I’m going to listen to him." Part of the issue with using Rakell as a center more regularly is his 45.8% career success rate on the draw. He'd also have to serve more as a playmaker while he's found success as a goal scorer while playing on the wing. Marchant might be able to help him in those areas, but Rakell is still probably going to spend most of his time on the wing for the rest of the 2016-17 campaign.
Mar 9 - 4:41 AM

Rickard Rakell picked up goals 25 and 26 in a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

Chris Wagner set up Rakell for his first of the game with a beautiful effort to push his way around Alexey Marchenko. Rakell then picked up a rebound from a Hampus Lindholm shot and buried it passed a sprawling Curtis McElhinney for his second of the game. Rakell has already established a new career high in goals and he's well on his way to his first career 30-goal season for the Ducks.
Mar 4 - 12:54 AM

Rickard Rakell scored two goals for the Ducks in Wednesday night’s 5-3 win over the Bruins.

The Duck and Bruins were swapping goals most of the night and with the game tied 3-3 and less than three minutes remaining, Rakell fired one past Tuukka Rask for the game winner. This snapped a five-game streak in which Rakell failed to score a single point. The last time he was on the board was February 9 against the Sabres with one goal and one assist.
Feb 23 - 1:30 AM

Rickard Rakell netted his 20th goal of 2016-17 on Monday.

Rakell had 20 goals in 72 games last season, but he needed just 39 contests to reach the same mark this time around. He's also been hot lately with five markers in his last seven games. His 2016-17 shooting percentage in 22, which isn't something he can likely sustain, so expect him to slow down in the second half of the season.
Jan 24 - 9:50 AM

Rickard Rakell is on a three-game point streak.

Rakell has also recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. He's up to 19 goals and 28 points in 37 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 20 - 10:36 AM

It took only 54 seconds of overtime for Rickard Rakell to find the back of the net and give the Ducks a 2-1 victory over the Lightning Tuesday night.

Rakell’s goal came on a power-play early in overtime and gave the Ducks their seventh win in the last nine games. They have scored at least one point in 12 of their last 13. Rakell has not been a particularly big part of that success, however, with only four goals and one assist in that span of games.
Jan 18 - 1:17 AM

Rickard Rakell notched Anaheim's only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to St. Louis on Sunday night.

Rakell has racked up 18 goals and 26 points through 35 games this season. The 23-year-old seems to have snapped out of a five-game pointless drought to ring in 2017.
Jan 16 - 12:14 AM

Rickard Rakell scored and added an assist in a 4-1 Ducks win over Colorado on Thursday.

His goal at 6:15 of the first period broke a 1-1 tie and ended up the game winner. It broke a five game goal-less drought for Rakell who also picked up an assist. He's up to 17 goals already this season. His career high is 20 that recorded last season. Ryan Kesler also picked up his 17th of the season while Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg also added tallies.
Jan 13 - 12:57 AM

Rickard Rakell is back at center after spending most of the season on the wing.

Coach Randy Carlyle thinks that Rakell should be in the middle and with Ryan Getzlaf out of action the past three games, it was the perfect time to make the move. "It’s been pretty fun actually," Rakell said. "I’ve had the puck more. Even though I think we’re still creating some chances, we could be more productive. We’re just trying to get better going forward. It’s been going up and down through the whole season. Just trying to get better." Rakell has 16 goals and 23 points in 31 games and is a minus-one so he should be in someone's lineup in most pools.
Jan 9 - 6:44 AM

Rickard Rakell practiced at center on Wednesday morning.

Rakell had been playing left wing, but the Ducks are looking to shake things up. Head coach Randy Carlyle also split up Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry during practice. It'll be interesting to see if Carlyle will actually use his "new" lines in Thursday's game against Calgary.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Rickard Rakell scored the Anaheim Ducks first and last goals of the night, but it was not enough to stem a 6-4 loss to the Detroit Red Wings Saturday.

Rakell’s first goal came 3:41 minutes into the first and was followed by another for Shea Theodore at the 10:17 minute mark. The Ducks held their advantage well into the second until the Red Wings scored the first three of four unanswered goals. Rakell now has 14 goals for the season, which gives him a two-goal advantage over teammate Ryan Kesler.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 12:50:00 AM

Rickard Rakell scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

Rakell picked up an assist on Josh Manson's go-ahead goal (3-2) in the second period and he scored the game-winning goal later on in that frame. He's now riding a five-game point streak. Rakell has 12 goals and seven assists in 20 games in 2016-17. His production has been a pleasant surprise.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Ryan Garbutt
5Chris Wagner
6Logan Shaw
7Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Korbinian Holzer
7Josh Manson
8Brandon Montour
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier
3Jhonas Enroth