Daniel Rahimi

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Daniel Rahimi
Daniel Rahimi1.jpg
Born (1987-04-28) April 28, 1987 (age 27)
Umeå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
Manitoba Moose
Rögle BK
HV71
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 82nd overall, 2006
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2007–present

Daniel Rahimi (Persian: دانیال رحيمي‎; born April 28, 1987) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 3rd round (82nd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

After playing with the junior and senior teams of IF Björklöven in the Swedish J20 SuperElit and HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe-1) leagues, Rahimi was selected 82nd overall in the third round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. Rahimi was scouted as a stay-at-home defenceman, drafted on the recommendation of the Canucks Swedish scout and former player Thomas Gradin.[1]

Upon being drafted, he returned to IF Björklöven in 2006–07, then joined the Manitoba Moose, the Canucks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, for the playoffs once his season in the HockeyAllsvenskan had finished. In 2007–08, he split the season between the Moose and the Victoria Salmon Kings, the Canucks' ECHL affiliate, scoring five points in 19 ECHL games and five points in 41 AHL games. After spending the 2008–09 season entirely with the Moose, he was traded by the Canucks along with fellow prospect Patrick White to the San Jose Sharks for defencemen Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich on August 28, 2009.[2]

After two full regular seasons with the Manitoba Moose, he signed with the Elitserien (SEL) team Rögle BK for the 2009–10 season to make his debut in the top Swedish league. In 55 games, he scored eight points, but in the 2010 Kvalserien regulation tournament, Rögle were relegated to the Swe-1 league. To remain in the SEL league, he signed a two-year contract lasting until the end of the 2011–12 season with HV71.[3] He then signed a two-year contract with Linköpings HC in the same league, expiring after the 2012–13 season.[4]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2014 Minsk

Rahimi has played for Sweden in two World Junior Championships. He made his debut at the 2006 World Junior Championships in British Columbia, tallying two points in five games as Sweden finished the tournament in fifth place. The following year, at the 2007 World Junior Championships in his home country, Sweden finished in fourth as the host country. Rahimi did not register a point during the tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Daniel Rahimi was born in Umeå, Sweden to an Iranian father and a Swedish mother. He grew up a fan of countryman Mattias Öhlund.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 IF Björklöven J18 10 0 3 3 14
2004–05 IF Björklöven J20 3 1 0 1 8
2005–06 IF Björklöven J20 40 3 10 13 78 6 3 2 5 37
2005–06 IF Björklöven Swe.1 6 0 0 0 4
2006–07 IF Björklöven Swe.1 33 0 2 2 104 16 0 1 1 14
2006–07 IF Björklöven J20 8 0 2 2 18
2006–07 Manitoba Moose AHL 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 19 0 5 5 19
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 41 3 2 5 37
2008–09 Manitoba Moose AHL 58 1 5 6 49
2009–10 Rögle BK SEL 55 1 7 8 67
2010–11 HV71 SEL 44 2 1 3 20
2010–11 IF Troja/Ljungby Swe.1 4 0 0 0 16
2011–12 HV71 SEL 54 1 4 5 20 6 0 1 1 6
2012–13 Linköpings HC SEL 55 0 5 5 56 10 0 1 1 10
2013–14 Linköpings HC SHL 48 1 8 9 48 14 0 1 1 18
SHL totals 265 5 25 30 211 30 0 3 3 34
AHL totals 100 4 7 11 88 4 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Sweden WJC 4th 7 0 0 0 18
2014 Sweden WC Bronze medal icon.svg 2 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 18
Senior totals 2 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A year makes a difference". The Province. 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Canuck sign Schneider; trade for Ehrhoff and Lukowich". The Sports Network. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  3. ^ Daniel Wengel (2010-09-02). "HV71 förlänger med Rahimi" (in Swedish). HV71. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  4. ^ Hallgren, Rasmus (2012-04-10). "Fyra nyförvärv klara" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 

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