The Ducks have reassigned center Rickard Rakell
to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Rakell, 20 (5/5/93), has appeared in nine contests with Anaheim this season, scoring 0-1=1 point with two penalty minutes (PIM). In his most recent stint with the Ducks, the Sundbyberg, Sweden native appeared in two games, going scoreless. The 6-1, 192-pound center appeared in 43 games for Norfolk this season, collecting 14-23=37 points with a +10 rating and 12 PIM. At the time of his recall, Rakell co-led the Admirals in points, assists and plus/minus, ranked second in power-play goals (8) and tied for second in goals.
Selected in the first round (30th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Rakell made his NHL debut on Jan. 19, 2013 at Vancouver. He was the sixth youngest player to appear in a game for the Ducks at 19 years, eight months and 14 days. Rakell played four games with Anaheim in 2012-13, going scoreless. Rakell spent the rest of 2012-13 with Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), collecting 21-23=44 points with a +19 rating and 12 PIM in 40 games.