He's a former Ducks first round pick (2011) with tons of promise, a guy who is in a battle in camp for a coveted center spot in Anaheim's opening night lineup.
But while Ducks fans have seen some of what 21-year-old Swede Rickard Rakell
can do on the ice in his 22 career games with Anaheim (plus four in last year's playoffs), they don't know a ton about him.
Here's a little more on Rakell:Favorite NHL player growing up
Peter Forsberg and Alexei KovalevFavorite hockey moment of your career
Winning gold for Team Sweden in the World Juniors in Calgary in 2012Pregame superstitions
Putting my gear on left to right Favorite movies
Step Brothers, The Blind Side Best movie you've seen recently
22 Jump StreetFavorite TV shows
Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Paradise Hotel Favorite bands
Rebelution, Volbeat, UB40 Someone on your iPod you’re ashamed of
Swedish pancakes, Swedish pizza Favorite Orange County restaurant
The Catch in AnaheimDo you have a secret talent?
Ping pong Strangest thing you've ever been asked to autograph
BoxersHow you spent the summer
At home in Stockholm, but I visited Hampus [Lindholm] in Skåne one weekend.