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Victor Rask | Center | #49

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/1/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (42) / CAR
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Victor Rask believes the Carolina Hurricanes are in a position to make the playoffs next season.
"I think we’ve added some good players in trades and made some good draft picks, too," Rask said. "As for me, I just want to keep improving each year. That’s the most important thing. I want to be one of those guys they put out there if we’re down a goal, or up a goal and trying to keep the lead, a two-way center who plays well and can help the team. I’m not going to change too much. I want to be a leader on the ice." Rask was expressing that optimism after signing a six-year, $24 million contract. The Hurricanes have added Lee Stempniak, Viktor Stalberg, Bryan Bickell, and Teuvo Teravainen this summer in the pursuit of their first playoff berth since 2009. Jul 13 - 9:27 AM

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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Victor Rask to a six-year, $24 million contract.

Rask was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level deal. He had 21 goals and 48 points in 80 contests in 2015-16. There's been quite a few of these long-term deals to young players this summer and the theme of them is consistent: The length of the contract compared to the resume of the player makes it a risky bet for the team, but the upside of the player also makes the annual cap hit look like a potential steal. After all, if the 23-year-old Rask continues to develop than that $4 million annual cap hit will easily start to look cheap relative to what other top-six forwards get. However, Rask still has plenty to prove despite his newfound security.
Jul 12 - 10:11 AM

Victor Rask received a qualifying offer from Carolina on Monday.

The two sides will probably continue to negotiate on a longer term deal. Carolina also tendered qualifying offers to Ryan Murphy, Patrick Brown, Brody Sutter, Brendan Woods, Keegan Lowe and Dennis Robertson.
Jun 28 - 9:23 AM

GM Ron Francis said he has "reached out" to Victor Rask's agent about a contract.

Rask is a restricted free agent this summer. Francis is waiting to hear back from Rask's camp. The 23-year-old forward generated 21 goals and 48 points in 80 games during his second NHL season. Rask had off-season shoulder surgery and he is expected to be ready for training camp.
May 23 - 5:12 PM

Victor Rask scored two goals in Carolina's 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Rask extended his team's lead to 2-0 in the first period. He added his second of the game at the 2:01 mark of the second frame. The 23-year-old has 20 goals and 45 points in 74 games this season.
Mar 27 - 8:23 PM

Victor Rask picked up an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The 23-year-old scored a power play goal at the 9:01 mark of the third period to tie the game at three. Riley Nash and Elias Lindholm picked up the assists on the game-tying goal. Rask has 16 goals and 41 points in 67 games this season.
Mar 13 - 10:45 AM

Victor Rask had an assist in Carolina's 4-3 shootout victory over Ottawa Tuesday night.

Rask has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. That's brought him up to 15 goals and 40 points in 65 contests in 2015-16. This is the first time he's reached the 40-point mark after finishing with 33 points in his rookie campaign.
Mar 9 - 9:02 AM

Victor Rask scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 6-3 win against the Islanders on Saturday night.

Both of Rask’s goals came at the end of the second period, within a 1:19 span. Only 22, Rask is developing nicely now with 14 goals and 33 points. He had 11 goals and 33 points in 80 games last year. Andrej Nestrasil, Noah Hanifin, Riley Nash and Kris Versteeg picked up the other goals. Jordan Staal and Phillip Di Giuseppe got two assists apiece.
Feb 13 - 9:59 PM

Victor Rask had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Calgary on Wednesday.

Rask has 12 goals and 30 points in 50 games this season. He's just three points shy of his point total from his 2014-15 rookie campaign.
Feb 4 - 10:42 AM

Victor Rask scored a goal in Carolina's 5-2 victory on Sunday.

Rask had 12 goals and 29 points in 48 contests in 2015-16. Sunday's marker ended his season-high eight game goal scoring slump.
Jan 25 - 8:06 AM

Victor Rask had an assist in a 4-1 victory on Thursday.

After recording a decent 33 points in 80 contests as a rookie, Rask is taking a solid step forward in his sophomore campaign. He already has 11 goals and 27 points in 43 games.
Jan 15 - 10:57 AM

Confirming an earlier item, Victor Rask will indeed play Tuesday against New Jersey.

Rask has put up a nice sophomore season with 11 goals and 26 points through 41 games this season. He's expected to center Jeff Skinner and Brock McGinn on Carolina's second line.
Jan 12 - 6:44 PM

Victor Rask (upper body) is expected to play Tuesday.

He sat out two straight contests due to the ailment. Rask centered a line between Jeff Skinner and Brock McGinn during the morning skate.
Jan 12 - 12:21 PM

Victor Rask will sit out again Saturday versus Carolina due to an upper body injury.

Rask has made marked improvements over his rookie campaign from last season. Through 41 games he's already matched the goal total of 11, and with 26 points is just seven shy of setting a new career high. Great news if you're in a dynasty league.
Jan 9 - 6:59 PM

Victor Rask will be a game-time decision in Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.

Rask didn't play in yesterday's game against Columbus because of an upper-body injury. The 22-year-old has 11 goals and 26 points in 41 games this season. He'll take the pregame warm-up and then decide if he's healthy enough to play. We'll update his status as soon as the Hurricanes make an announcement on his availability.
Jan 9 - 5:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jordan Staal
2Teuvo Teravainen
3Victor Rask
4Jay McClement
5Brody Sutter
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Joakim Nordstrom
3Bryan Bickell
4Phil Di Giuseppe
5Brendan Woods
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Lee Stempniak
3Sebastian Aho
4Viktor Stalberg
5Andrej Nestrasil
D1Justin Faulk
2Ron Hainsey
3Noah Hanifin
4Ryan Murphy
5Jaccob Slavin
6Brett Pesce
7Trevor Carrick
8Matt Tennyson
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack