Rhett Rakhshani

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Rhett Rakhshani
Rhett Rakhshani Denver.jpg
Rakhshani playing for the University of Denver
Born (1988-03-06) March 6, 1988 (age 26)
Orange, CA, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
New York Islanders
HV71 (SEL)
NHL Draft 100th overall, 2006
New York Islanders
Playing career 2010–present

Rhett Thomas Rakhshani (born March 6, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward, currently contracted by HV71 in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.[1] He was selected by the New York Islanders in the 4th round (100th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

On December 13, 2010, Rakhshani suited up with the New York Islanders to make his NHL debut in an away game shutout loss against the Nashville Predators.[2]

Rakhshani is of Iranian-German-Mexican-American descent.[3][4]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 2008–09
All-WCHA First Team 2009–10 [5]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2009–10 [5]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 University of Denver NCAA 40 10 26 36 38
2007–08 University of Denver NCAA 37 14 14 28 52
2008–09 University of Denver NCAA 38 15 22 37 50
2009–10 University of Denver NCAA 41 21 29 50 40
2009–10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 5 0 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 2
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 66 24 38 62 32
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 49 20 29 49 42 3 1 0 1 0
2012–13 HV71 SEL 52 14 25 39 46
2013–14 Växjö Lakers SEL 55 13 25 38 26 12 3 6 9 12
NCAA totals 156 60 91 151 180
AHL totals 120 44 69 113 76 8 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 2
SEL totals 107 27 50 77 72 17 4 10 14 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fornabaio, Michael (2012-06-20). "Sound Tiger Rakhshani heads to Sweden". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  2. ^ http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=546266
  3. ^ Chambers, Mike (November 16, 2009). "DU's Rhett Rakhshani an unusual hockey star". Denver Post. 
  4. ^ Fornabaio, Michael (November 14, 2010). "Sound Tigers' Rakhshani, of California, chases pucks rather than waves". ctpost.com. 
  5. ^ a b National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 326. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

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