March 6, 1988 |
Orange, California, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)|
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||100th overall, 2006
New York Islanders
Rhett Thomas Rakhshani (born March 6, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward, currently contracted by the Malmö Redhawks in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was selected by the New York Islanders in the 4th round (100th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Rakhshani is of Iranian-German-Mexican-American descent.
Rakhshani played collegiately at the University of Denver between 2006 and 2010, and received All-America West First Team honors as a senior, before signing with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He made his professional debut with the Islanders' affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL), in April 2010. He attended the 2010-11 AHL All-Star Classic and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team the same season.
In 2012-13, he spent his first season abroad with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). After completing his first year in Sweden, he joined fellow SHL side Växjö Lakers, where he played from 2013 to 2015, helping win the 2014 Swedish championship. After spending the 2015-16 campaign with his third SHL team, Linköping HC, he signed to continue his SHL career with the Malmö Redhawks in June 2016.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Third Team||2008–09|
|All-WCHA First Team||2009–10|||
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2009–10|||
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- Chambers, Mike (November 16, 2009). "DU's Rhett Rakhshani an unusual hockey star". Denver Post.
- Fornabaio, Michael (November 14, 2010). "Sound Tigers' Rakhshani, of California, chases pucks rather than waves". ctpost.com.
- 9, USCHO Staff Report • April; 2010 (2010-04-09). "Denver Has 3 First-Team All-Americans". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "Rakhshani Signs with New York Islanders - The University of Denver Official Athletic Site". www.denverpioneers.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League". theahl.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "Rhett Rakhshani Named to 2011 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team". islanders.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "RAKHSHANI NAMED TO AHL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM". SoundTigers.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "Islanders suffer defeat to Predators". New York Islanders. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
- "LetsGoDU: Rhett Rakhshani Signs With Swedish Team". letsgodu.blogspot.fr. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "Rhett Rakhshani förstärker Malmö Redhawks". Malmö Redhawks. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- 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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