Rickard Rakell

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Rickard Rakell
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Born (1993-05-05) May 5, 1993 (age 23)
Sollentuna, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2011
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2010–present

Rickard Lars Gunnar Roland Rakell (born May 5, 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre 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.

Playing career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Rakell played his first NHL game following the 2012–13 NHL lockout on January 19, 2013, against the Vancouver Canucks. He registered his first NHL point on November 8, 2013, an assist on a Andrew Cogliano goal in a game against the Buffalo Sabres.[1] Rakell scored his first NHL goal in a Stanley Cup playoff game against goaltender Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars on April 25, 2014.[2]

International[edit]

Rakell has represented Sweden three times at the IIHF World U20 Championship, in 2011, 2012 and 2013, placing second, first and fourth, respectively.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 AIK J20 8 3 1 4 2 2 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Plymouth Whalers OHL 49 20 25 45 12 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Plymouth Whalers OHL 60 28 34 62 12 13 2 10 12 0
2012–13 Plymouth Whalers OHL 40 21 23 44 12 15 6 9 15 10
2012–13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 46 14 23 37 12 1 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 18 0 4 4 2 4 1 1 2 0
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 71 9 22 31 10 16 1 0 1 2
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 2 1 3 4 0
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 72 20 23 43 19 7 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 165 29 49 78 31 27 3 2 5 2

International[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Calgary
Silver medal – second place 2013 Ufa
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Sweden U17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 2
2011 Sweden WJC 4th 5 0 3 3 2
2012 Sweden WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 3 5 4
2013 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 6 6 16
Junior totals 23 3 13 16 24

Notable awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buffalo Sabres at Anaheim Ducks". National Hockey League. 2013-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks". National Hockey League. 2014-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Rickard Rakell interview". dansallows.com. 2013-01-02. Archived from the original on August 18, 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Emerson Etem
Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Hampus Lindholm