Rhett Rakhshani

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Rhett Rakhshani
Rhett Rakhshani 2011.jpg
Born (1988-03-06) March 6, 1988 (age 29)
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
Malmö Redhawks
New York Islanders
HV71
Växjö Lakers
Linköping HC
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 the Malmö Redhawks 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. Rakhshani is of Iranian-German-Mexican-American descent.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Rakhshani played collegiately at the University of Denver between 2006 and 2010, and received All-America West First Team honors as a senior,[4] before signing with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).[5] He made his professional debut with the Islanders' affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL), in April 2010.[6] He attended the 2010-11 AHL All-Star Classic[7] and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team the same season.[8]

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.[9]

In 2012-13, he spent his first season abroad with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).[10] 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.[11]

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
2014–15 Växjö Lakers SHL 51 6 12 18 37 18 8 4 12 8
2015–16 Linköping HC SHL 33 14 15 29 14 5 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 2
SHL totals 191 47 77 124 123 40 12 15 27 26

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 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 [12]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2009–10 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fornabaio, Michael (2012-06-20). "Sound Tiger Rakhshani heads to Sweden". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  2. ^ Chambers, Mike (November 16, 2009). "DU's Rhett Rakhshani an unusual hockey star". Denver Post. 
  3. ^ Fornabaio, Michael (November 14, 2010). "Sound Tigers' Rakhshani, of California, chases pucks rather than waves". ctpost.com. 
  4. ^ 9, USCHO Staff Report • April; 2010 (2010-04-09). "Denver Has 3 First-Team All-Americans". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  5. ^ "Rakhshani Signs with New York Islanders - The University of Denver Official Athletic Site". www.denverpioneers.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  6. ^ "TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League". theahl.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  7. ^ "Rhett Rakhshani Named to 2011 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team". islanders.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  8. ^ "RAKHSHANI NAMED TO AHL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM". SoundTigers.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  9. ^ "Islanders suffer defeat to Predators". New York Islanders. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  10. ^ "LetsGoDU: Rhett Rakhshani Signs With Swedish Team". letsgodu.blogspot.fr. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  11. ^ "Rhett Rakhshani förstärker Malmö Redhawks". Malmö Redhawks. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  12. ^ 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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