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Victor Rask | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/1/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 194
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Victor Rask might end up centering the Hurricanes' top line on Tuesday.
The Hurricanes are missing centers Eric Staal and Jordan Staal, so they need someone else to step up. This is a big opportunity for Rask, who will be playing in just his third NHL game. Oct 14 - 10:06 AM

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Victor Rask will begin the 2014-15 campaign as Carolina's second-line center.

He will make his NHL debut between Elias Lindholm and Nathan Gerbe on Friday against the New York Islanders. Rask generated 16 goals and 39 points in 76 games for AHL Charlotte last year.
Oct 9 - 6:09 PM

Victor Rask is taking advantage of the injury to Jordan Staal.

Staal is out at least three months with a fractured fibula and with the Hurricanes looking for a second line center, Rask has thus far impressed in that role. He is centering Jeff Skinner and Elias Lindholm and had an assist on Friday as Lindholm potted a hat trick. He should start the season on the waiver wire but keep an eye on him as he has dynamic linemates who will score.
Oct 4 - 6:24 AM

Victor Rask had two goals and an assist in Carolina's 6-3 preseason loss to Columbus on Wednesday.

Rask's chances of making the team went up when Jordan Staal sustained a leg injury that will keep him out until January. Games like that should certainly bolster Rask's case as well, although he still isn't a lock to be part of Carolina's opening game roster.
Oct 2 - 8:06 AM

Victor Rask is a candidate to serve as Carolina's second-line center while Jordan Staal (leg) is sidelined.

Rask still isn't a lock to make the team at all, but he's certainly worth keeping an eye on. He had 16 goals and 39 points in 76 AHL games last season.
Sep 30 - 7:33 AM

Jordan Staal's leg injury is an opportunity for Victor Rask.

Rask was previously seen as a bit of a long shot to make the team, but with Staal expected to be out until January, there's an opening for him to fight for. "He's been good, he’s been poised," Eric Staal said of Rask. "I think his skating has improved a lot since the last time I saw him here at camp and his confidence is a little bit higher. I'm sure he's a guy they're going to be looking at for possibly getting an opportunity. So he has to make the most of it, as other guys should, as well." Rask had 16 goals and 39 points in 76 AHL contests.
Sep 26 - 10:06 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes sent 13 players down to the minors including center Victor Rask.

Carolina sent Brock McGinn back to the Guelph Storm of the OHL while forwards Justin Shugg, Brody Sutter and Brendan Woods; defensemen Danny Biega, Mark Flood, Austin Levi, Keegan Lowe, Rasmus Rissanen and Beau Schmitz; and goalie Mike Murphy were sent to the training camp of the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 06:43:00 AM

Victor Rask will get a chance to make the Carolina Hurricanes out of training camp.

Rask spent 10 games with the Canes' AHL affiliate to start last season before being reassigned to the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. In two seasons with the Hitmen, Rask has 47 goals and 104 points in 101 junior games. "I think it’s been huge for him playing in Calgary," VP of hockey ops Ron Francis said. "Not just the players he’s with, but watching the pro team there (the Calgary Flames) and how hard they work on and off the ice. He invested a lot of effort in his workouts and (has) gotten a lot stronger, and you see it on the ice."
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Victor Rask has been reassigned to his junior team in Calgary of the WHL.

"We're just trying to do what we think is best for Victor," said AHL Charlotte Checkers coach Jeff Daniels. "We want him to be able to get as much ice time as possible in all situations that he might not have gotten here. He needs to be playing at the end of games, taking key faceoffs and being in more of a leadership role." Rask has been a healthy scratch for three games already this season, while producing one goal and four assists in 10 appearances. In his first year with the Calgary Hitmen in 2011-12, he registered 33 goals and 63 points in 64 contests.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:45:00 AM

Carolina GM Jim Rutherford is under the impression that Victor Rask will come over from Sweden and play in North America this season.

"Our understanding is he will play in North America and that he wants to," Rutherford said referring to the team's second-round choice in the 2011 draft. "It's very important to get him to a place where he plays a lot of minutes. We'd like to see him somewhere playing more than 20 minutes a game." He'll either be on the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL or with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL. Rask could also make the NHL with the Hurricanes, but that would probably be a long shot.
Source: Canes Now
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 07:58:00 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes picked Victor Rask with the 42nd overall pick.

The 2009-2010 campaign saw Rask emerge as a top-notch prospect, which set the bar high for the 2010-2011 season. Unfortunately, Rask struggled mightily as he battled for ice-time and underperformed on the scoresheet, registering only 11 points in 37 games with Leksand of the Allsvenskan Elite League. At 6-2 and 194 pounds, Rask does possess the rare combination of size and skill that usually leads to a successful NHL career, but he will need to find the drive in order to make it there.
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 11:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Jordan Staal
6Brody Sutter
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
4Chris Terry
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Zach Boychuk
5Riley Nash
6Patrick Brown
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Ryan Murphy
5Tim Gleason
6John-Michael Liles
7Jay Harrison
8Brett Bellemore
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin