Rakell in 2012
5 May 1993|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team||Anaheim Ducks|
30th overall, 2011|
Rickard Lars Gunnar Roland Rakell (born 5 May 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 30th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Ducks.
Rakell was drafted 41st overall by the Plymouth Whalers in the OHL 2010 Import Draft. Rakell was drafted 30th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Ducks on 3 July 2012.
Rakell played his first NHL game following the 2012–13 NHL lockout on 19 January 2013, against the Vancouver Canucks. He registered his first NHL point on 8 November 2013, an assist on an Andrew Cogliano goal in a game against the Buffalo Sabres. Rakell scored his first NHL goal in a Stanley Cup playoff game against goaltender Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars on 25 April 2014.
In March 2016, Rakell was named to Team Sweden at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey but was forced to pull out due to abdominal surgery. Despite recovering in time for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Rakell claimed he "never felt like himself" and in September 2016, he underwent further surgery to remove scar tissue from his stomach as a result of his appendectomy.
On 14 October 2016, Rakell signed a six-year contract with the Ducks. Despite missing 10 games due to visa problems, Rakell put up a career high 51 points in 71 games.
In the 2017–18 NHL season, Rakell received a spot in the Pacific Division team for the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, Florida. He recorded his first career NHL hat-trick on 25 February 2018 in a 6–5 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
|World Junior Championships|
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honors
- "CHL Conducts 2010 Import Draft". ontariohockeyleague.com. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "CHL Record 21 Players Selected in First Round of 2011 NHL Draft". ontariohockeyleague.com. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "Whalers' Rickard Rakell Signs With Anaheim Ducks". ontariohockeyleague.com. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "Buffalo Sabres at Anaheim Ducks". National Hockey League. 9 November 2013.
- "Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks". National Hockey League. 26 April 2014.
- Mastracco, Abbey (26 October 2016). "Rickard Rakell happy to be back with Ducks". NHL.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- Share-Cohen, Brandon (18 September 2016). "Rickard Rakell Undergoes Successful Surgery". thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- Mastracco, Abbey (14 October 2018). "Rickard Rakell signs six-year contract with Ducks". NHL.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- Dillman, Lisa (22 January 2018). "Rakell staying modest after becoming all-star with Ducks". NHL.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- "Oilers overcome late collapse, down Ducks in shootout". sportsnet.ca. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "Rickard Rakell interview". dansallows.com. 2 January 2013. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- Zupke, Curtis (27 February 2016). "Rickard Rakell is one Duck who knows how to paddle". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "Robin Rakell". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "NHL announces 2018 All-Star rosters - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick