Rickard Rakell

Kevin Won

2012-02-28

Rakell

 

Rickard Rakell, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

Born: 1993-05-05

Hometown: Sollentuna, Sweden

Drafted: 2011 by Anaheim Ducks, 30th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

October 2014 – Rakell is looking to be a strong contender for the third-line center position to start the year off with the Anaheim Ducks, as per Eric Stephens from the OC Register. He has continued his solid play from last season after seeing a brief stint with the big club last season. Kevin Won

 

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January 2014 – Rakell has been on a tear recently, with 18 points in his last 18 games. His steady production has accounted for Norfolk’s 6-1-0-3 record over the last ten games. Already seeing a call up earlier this November, Rakell may see one more stint before the season ends. Look for him to make the full time jump in 2014-2015. Kevin Won

 

 

November 2013 – Rakell saw a brief stint with the Ducks, playing seven games and notching one assist. It was on a Cogliano goal where Rakell make a smart pass behind the net. He looks NHL ready, but needs to play more and as a result was sent down Kevin Won

 

March 2013 – In the recent OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll, Rakell was named the top defensive forward and finished second in voting for smartest player. In 40 games, Rakell netted 21 goals for 44 points and finished a plus-19 for the Plymouth Whalers. Brendan Ross

 

February 2013 –  Rickard Rakell has returned to the OHL with a vengance and has consequently been named the OHL Player of the Week (ending February 24th) after posting six goals and nine points in four weekly games. Brendan Ross

 

February 2013 – Rakell spent almost a month working with the Ducks in practice and he saw four NHL games before being assigned back to Plymouth of the OHL. Rakell should see a quick ascension to becoming an NHL player once his junior eligibility is complete, but he will need to compete for what role he will play