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New York Islanders - Blue & White - Rhett Rakhshani

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Position: Right Wing

Height: 5’10
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: March 6, 1988 in Orange, CA

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

LAST SEASON:  Led the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in points (62), goals (24), assists (38), power-play goals (12) and shots (153) in 66 games during his first professional season in the American Hockey League…Selected to play for the Eastern Conference in the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic and led the Eastern Conference All-Stars with four points (1g/3a)…Named to 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie First Team…Broke Jeremy Colliton’s franchise rookie single-season scoring record…Tied for the AHL rookie scoring title with Luke Adam…Registered his first professional goal on Oct. 16 vs. Hartford…Notched his first pro assist on Oct. 22 at Manchester…Recorded his first multi-point game (0g/2a) on Nov. 2 vs. Springfield…Had a six-game multi-point streak from Dec. 3-19 (3g/11a)…Received his first career NHL call-up on Dec. 13 and made his NHL debut at Nashville…Returned to Bridgeport on Dec. 14 after one NHL game…Recalled from Bridgeport on Jan. 11…Missed six NHL games and was returned to Bridgeport on Jan. 24…Had a seven-game scoring streak (5g/7a) from Mar. 13-26…Scored his first-career hat trick on Mar. 25 at Portland and his second on Apr. 5 vs. Springfield, scoring three goals in a 1:59 span.

CAREER: 2009-10: Served as captain and played in all 41 games as a senior with the University of Denver Pioneers (Western Collegiate Hockey Association)...Led Denver to a Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular season championship, a Gold Pan Trophy and a Wells Fargo Denver Cup Championship...Named a Hobey Baker Award Top-10 finalist, a Reebok First-Team West All-American, an Inside College Hockey First-Team All-American, selected to the All-College Hockey News First Team and the All-United States College Hockey Online Second Team and All-WCHA First Team...Led the team and tied for fourth in the WCHA in overall scoring with a career-high 50 points (21g/29a)...Captured the WCHA scoring title with 35 points (15g/20a) in 28 league games...Was a three-time Red Baron WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honoree (Dec. 8, Jan. 5 and Mar. 3)...Named the Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week on Jan. 5...Named MVP of the Wells Fargo Denver Cup, recording six points (4g/2a)...Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete (3.5 GPA or higher) and was an All-WCHA Academic Team honoree...Earned the Dr. Ralph Verploeg Award as Denver's Most Inspirational Player and the Leading Scorer Award as the team's Best Offensive Player.

2008-09: Finished second on Denver in scoring during his junior season with 37 points (15g/22a)...Selected to the WCHA Third All-Star Team...Named the Red Baron WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Feb. 10-16...Became the 90th player to join the Pioneer Century Club of 100-point scorers with a goal in Denver's 4-3 win against the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves on Mar. 14...Tallied a career-high eight-game point streak from Dec. 13-Jan. 30...Tied for 10th in WCHA overall scoring...Named to the All-WCHA Academic Team and was the recipient of the Dr. Ken Bredesen Award for Denver’s most sportsmanlike player.

2007-08: Tied for third on Denver in points (28), second in goals (14) and fourth in assists (14), while leading the team with eight power-play goals as a sophomore...Had seven multi-point efforts, including two three-point games...Scored a career high in goals with his first-career hat trick in a 3-2 win over the St. Cloud State University Huskies...Named to the All-WCHA Academic Team...

2006-07: Played in all 40 games as a Freshman at Denver, leading the team in assists (26) and finishing third in scoring (36)...Tied for fourth among WCHA freshmen in scoring with 25 points in league games...Ranked sixth among WCHA freshmen in scoring in all games...Tied for the team lead with 12 multi-point games...Named the Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week for Nov. 13-19 and co-Rookie of the Week for Jan 2-8...Named the Wells Fargo Denver Cup MVP and earned All-Tournament honors after netting three assists...Named to the INCH Preseason All-Rookie Team.

INTERNATIONAL: 2009: Represented the United States at the World Junior Championships, netting four points (2g/2a) in six games.

2008: Played on Team USA at the World Junior Championships, helping the team to a fourth place finish.

2006: Played on the same line as Kyle Okposo during the 2006 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid...Named assistant captain for the USNTDP U-17 Team.

Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
2004-05 U.S. National U18 USDP 40 12 15 27 21 - - - - -
2005-06 U.S. National U18 USDP 16 13 13 26 35 - - - - -
2006-07 U. of Denver NCAA 40 10 26 36 38 - - - - -
2007-08 U. of Denver NCAA 37 14 14 28 52 - - - - -
2008-09 U. of Denver NCAA 38 15 22 37 50 - - - - -
2009-10 U. of Denver NCAA 41 21 29 50 40 - - - - -
2009-10 Bridgeport AHL 5 0 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 2
2010-11 Bridgeport AHL 66 24 38 62 32 - - - - -
2010-11 NY Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
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