Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
Rickard Rakell
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RickardRakell
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 201
BIRTHDATE: 05/05/1993
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Sundbyberg, SWE
DRAFTED: ANA: 2011-30 overall

2013-14: Appeared in his second NHL season with Anaheim, recording 0-4=4 points with two PIM in 18 games…posted his first career point streak (two games, 0-2=2) from Apr. 4-6…his second career assist came on Matt Beleskey's GWG in a 5-1 victory, Mar. 29 @ VAN…recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on Andrew Cogliano's third-period goal in a 6-2 win, Nov. 8 vs. BUF…made his NHL season debut on Nov. 4 @ NYR, logging 14:02 TOI…began the season with Norfolk (AHL), scoring 14-23=37 points with a +7 rating and 12 PIM in 46 games…at the time of his final recall on Mar. 20, ranked third on Norfolk in points (37), second in assists (23) and PPG (8), and tied for third in goals (14)…posted an AHL season-high nine-game point streak (3-9=12), Dec. 19-Jan. 10…PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, scoring 1-1=2 points in four games…scored his first career NHL goal (Lehtonen) in Game 5 of the First Round on Apr. 25 vs. DAL and earned his first career postseason assist in Game 6 of the First Round on Apr. 27 @ DAL…made his postseason debut in Game 4 of the First Round, Apr. 23 @ DAL.

CAREER: Signed a three-year entry-level contract with Anaheim, July 2, 2012…2012-13: Made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2012-13, going scoreless while averaging 8:57 TOI…was a member of Anaheim’s season-opening roster and debuted on Jan. 19 @ VAN, logging 9:49 TOI…made three additional appearances with the Ducks before being reassigned to Plymouth (OHL) on Feb. 13…scored 21-23=44 points with a career-high +19 rating in 40 games with Plymouth…ranked fourth among team leaders in points-per-game (1.10) and second in SHG (2)…was named OHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 24, scoring 6-3=9 points with a +6 rating in four games…scored his second career OHL hat trick in a 9-1 win, Feb. 22 vs. Windsor…added 6-9=15 points in 15 OHL Playoff games, ranking fourth on the Whalers in playoff assists and fifth in playoff scoring…following Plymouth’s season, was recalled by Anaheim on Apr. 28 but did not appear in the Stanley Cup Playoffs…2011-12: Appeared in his second season with Plymouth in 2011-12, scoring 28-34=62 points with a +9 rating and 12 PIM in 60 games…finished second among team leaders in points-per-game (1.03), fourth in goals, PPG (8) and assists, and tied for fourth in scoring…recorded a career-high 13-game scoring streak from Nov. 5-Dec. 3, earning 10-11=21 points…also appeared in 13 OHL Playoff games, scoring 2-10=12 points…led Plymouth in playoff assists and ranked third in scoring…2010-11: Made his OHL debut with Plymouth in 2010-11, collecting 19-24=43 points with a +14 rating and 12 PIM in 49 games…led the team with 10 PPG, ranked third in points-per game (.92), and tied for fifth in goals and plus/minus...finished 11th among OHL rookies in scoring…netted his first career OHL hat trick on Jan. 15 vs. Sarnia, leading Plymouth to an 8-2 victory…Miscellaneous: Represented Sweden at three consecutive World Junior Championships, winning gold in 2012 and silver in 2013…ranked fourth among 2013 tournament leaders in assists (0-6=6), while also leading Sweden in assists and co-leading in scoring…in 2012, scored 2-3=5 points in six games…was the youngest player to represent Sweden at the 2011 tournament, recording 0-3=3 points in five games…in 2009-10, split time with Stockholm’s AIK U-18 and U-20 teams, recording 28-17=45 points with 20 PIM…added 3-2=5 points in five playoff games.

PERSONAL: Spent most of his summer in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden…favorite food is Swedish pancakes and Swedish pizza…in Orange County, enjoys eating at The Catch…is secretly good at Ping-Pong…favorite players growing up were Peter Forsberg and Alexei Kovalev…Rickard always puts his gear on left to right…Twitter handle is @RickyRakell93.