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 27)
Orange, CA, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
New York Islanders
HV71
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 Växjö Lakers in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).[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]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 University of Denver WCHA 40 10 26 36 38
2007–08 University of Denver WCHA 37 14 14 28 52
2008–09 University of Denver WCHA 38 15 22 37 50
2009–10 University of Denver WCHA 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 5 1 4 5 4
2013–14 Växjö Lakers SHL 55 13 25 38 26 12 3 6 9 12
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 2
SHL totals 107 27 50 77 72 17 4 10 14 16

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States WJC18 1st 6 5 1 6 4
2008 United States WJC 4th 6 2 2 4 2
Junior totals 12 7 3 10 6

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fornabaio, Michael (2012-06-20). "Sound Tiger Rakhshani heads to Sweden". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Islanders suffer defeat to Predators". New York Islanders. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  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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