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Rickard Rakell

North American Skater - Plymouth, OHL
Final Rank:30Midterm Rank:34
Position:Right WingShoots:Right
Height:6' 0"Weight:191
Born:May 5, 1993Hometown:Stockholm, SWE
Born in:Sundbyberg, SWE
Drafted: 2011: ANA (1st Round / 30th Overall)  Anaheim Ducks
• He led all Plymouth rookies in scoring in 2010-11, tallying 19 goals in 49 games in his first season in the Ontario Hockey League.

• Rakell was the youngest player to compete for Team Sweden at the 2011 World Junior Championships; he recorded three assists helping Sweden finish fourth. He was joined on the team by close friend, No. 2 ranked Gabriel Landeskog; the two forwards work out together in the summer.

• He credits his parents and brother for having the biggest influence on his career – “my parents have always given me the support I needed and I have always looked up to my older brother, always competing with him.”

• His childhood hockey idol was Mats Sundin because he grew up in the same village (Viby) and if he could be any celebrity for a day he would choose Peter Forsberg when he used to play for Colorado.

NEWS: Rakell learned fast he had to get dirty to score (click here)


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