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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
47-18-9 103
47-20-8 102
44-21-10 98
39-28-9 87
37-28-10 84
34-33-9 77
29-32-13 71
23-43-8 54

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 29 54 -2 18:35 16

Top Rickard Rakell News

  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Posts two assists

    Rakell collected two assists and six shots in the Penguins' 7-4 loss to the Red Wings on Tuesday.

    Rakell assisted on goals from Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel. This game gives Rakell points in back-to-back games and ups his point total to 12 in the month of March. On the season, Rakell has 25 goals and 53 points in 74 games.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Supplies goal Monday

    Rakell provided a goal in a 2-1 loss to Ottawa on Monday.

    The net must be looking awfully big to Rakell, given that he's contributed four goals -- along with two assists -- over his last six contests. His latest efforts couldn't save the Penguins though. He tied the contest at 1-1 with his marker late in the third period, but Ottawa quickly regained the lead. Through 70 appearances this season, Rakell has 25 goals and 50 points. This is the first time the 29-year-old has reached the 25-goal or 50-point milestones since 2017-18.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Two points in Thursday's loss

    Rakell scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

    Skating on a line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel, Rakell got his team on the board late in the second period during a game in which the Penguins never led. The performance extended Rakell's point streak to four games, and over the last 16 contests the 29-year-old has piled up six goals and 16 points while mainly seeing top-six duty.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Logs an assist Tuesday

    Rakell recorded an assist and six shots in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens.

    Rakell grabbed a secondary assist on Kris Letang's tally in the second period. The 29-year-old Rakell has points in three straight games and seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last eight contests. He's primarily played on Pittsburgh's third line with Drew O'Connor and newly-acquired Mikael Granlund, though Rakell's value is boosted by his usage on the power play. Rakell is up to 47 points (23 goals, 24 assists) through 67 games, his highest mark since 2017-18 when he posted 69 points with Anaheim.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Contributes helper

    Rakell logged an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.

    Rakell is on a four-game point streak, during which he's produced three goals and four helpers. He assisted on Jake Guentzel's first-period tally Monday. Rakell reached the 40-point mark for the seventh time in the last eight seasons, and he's on track to reach 50 points for just the third time in his career. The 29-year-old has 21 goals, 19 helpers, 172 shots, 88 hits and an even plus-minus rating through 56 outings this season.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Pots two goals Friday

    Rakell scored two goals on a team-high eight shots with a plus-3 rating in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders.

    Both his tallies came in the second period, helping the Penguins build a 4-2 lead, but they couldn't solve Ilya Sorokin in the third. Rakell has three goals and five points over the last two games, the first time all season he's had back-to-back multi-point performances, and a spot alongside Sidney Crosby has the 29-year-old winger surging toward his first 30-goal campaign since 2017-18.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Three-point effort in win

    Rakell scored a goal, added two assists, went plus-2 and logged two PIM in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.

    Rakell had a pretty full stat line in a game where the Penguins' top line accounted for all of the team's offense. He scored in the first period and then helped out on both of Jake Guentzel's tallies later in the contest. Considering Rakell had just one assist over his last five games, this was a big performance. The 29-year-old forward is up to 19 tallies, 17 helpers, 157 shots on net, 85 hits and an even plus-minus rating through 53 outings.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Point streak reaches four games

    Rakell netted a power-play goal in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win against Ottawa on Friday.

    Rakell has 17 goals and 31 points in 45 games this season. He's on a four-game point streak and has provided three markers and six points over that span. His recent hot stretch has been a nice change of pace after Rakell was held to a goal and three points over nine contests from Dec. 22-Jan. 13.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Adds three assists Monday

    Rakell registered three assists in a 4-3 overtime victory against Anaheim on Monday.

    Rakell has now recorded at least a point in three of his last four contests. That's pushed him up to 15 goals and 29 points in 43 games this season. The 29-year-old's offensive pace is ahead of 2021-22, when he finished with 20 goals and 41 points in 70 outings.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Nets power-play goal Saturday

    Rakell found the back of the net in a 2-1 loss to Carolina on Saturday.

    Rakell scored on the power play at 7:48 of the third period to narrow the Hurricanes' lead to 2-1, but Pittsburgh couldn't complete the comeback attempt. It was his 15th goal and 26th point in 42 games this season. Rakell was limited to just a goal and three points in his previous nine contests.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Generates helper Thursday

    Rakell notched an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Rakell began the game on the second line, but a shuffle during the contest saw him pick up first-line minutes in the third period. He set up Sidney Crosby's goal late in the final frame, though it had no impact on the result. With just three assists over seven games since his last goal, Rakell's offense has gone a bit sluggish. The 29-year-old is up to 13 tallies, 11 helpers, 116 shots on net, 65 hits and a plus-5 rating through 38 contests.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Nets power-play goal Sunday

    Rakell contributed a power-play goal in a 3-2 loss to Carolina on Sunday.

    Rakell has 13 goals and 21 points in 31 games in 2022-23, including seven power-play points. The 29-year-old has been held off the scoresheet only once in his last six games. He entered the contest averaging 17:59 of ice time, including 2:28 with the man advantage, and Rakell should maintain his offensive pace as long as he stays in his current role.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Two-point night in Buffalo

    Rakell scored an even-strength goal and a power-play assist in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres.

    He knotted the score at 2-2 early in the third period before helping to set up Jeff Carter's winner 96 seconds into OT. Rakell continues to enjoy his time in a top-six role for the Penguins, and over the last 13 games he's piled up six goals and 11 points despite very little production (just two helpers) with the man advantage.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Two-point effort in Sunday's win

    Rakell scored a goal, added an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Blackhawks.

    Over his last seven games, Rakell has looked solid with three goals and four helpers. This was his second multi-point effort in that span. A recent move to the top line has helped keep his offense steady. The winger has eight tallies, five assists, 58 shots on net, 35 hits and a plus-12 rating in 19 contests overall. That's right in line with the scoring pace he displayed after coming over from the Ducks at the trade deadline last season.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Credited with helper

    Rakell notched an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Capitals.

    Rakell helped out on Jason Zucker goal in the second period. The 29-year-old Rakell had gone multiple games without a point for the first time year before that assist. He's at five goals, two assists, 47 shots on net, 22 hits and a plus-6 rating in 13 contests. While he hasn't gone on an extended run of offense, he's been steady in a second-line role.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Nets lone goal on power play

    Rakell scored a power-play goal on eight shots in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Canucks.

    Rakell was the only Penguin to beat Spencer Martin, and he was one of their best players in the loss, which was closer than it looked. The 29-year-old Rakell has four goals and one assist through eight games, but he has yet to get on the scoresheet in consecutive contests this year. He's added 34 shots on net, 10 hits, seven blocked shots and a plus-7 rating while working in a top-six role and on the first power-play unit.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Records two early points

    Rakell collected a first-period goal and assist, but the Oilers rallied to claim a 6-3 victory over the Penguins on Monday.

    Rakell appears to be starting to earn a defined role with the Penguins. The 29-year-old right winger scored a combined 87 goals for the Ducks from 2015-18 but had little impact (four tallies in 19 games) during his first run with the Penguins. So far this season, Rakell is attempting to make up for the lost campaign, collecting three goals in six outings. He also was credited with his first assist Monday, aiding Sidney Crosby on his first-period tally.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Scores versus Kings

    Rakell scored his second goal of the season against Los Angeles on Thursday.

    Rakell managed just four goals in his 19 games with the Penguins last season after coming over at the trade deadline. With a new long-term contract in hand, the 29-year-old Swede has kicked off the campaign with a pair of goals through the opening four contests. Paired with Evgeni Malkin on the Pens' second line, Rakell should continue to rack up points this year.

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  • Penguins' Rickard Rakell: Inks six-year extension

    Rakell signed a six-year, $5 million AAV deal with the Penguins on Monday, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Pittsburgh acquired Rakell from Anaheim last season and he notched 13 points in 19 games with his new team. The 29-year-old winger will be locked into the Penguins' top six for at least the next few years. Since scoring 69 points during the 2017-18 campaign, Rakell has yet to surpass the 45-point mark. On top of his regular role, he should be expected to see time on the team's second power-play unit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Sundbyberg, Sweden
Age: 29
Experience: 10
Shoots: Right