6' - 185 lbs
During the 2009-10 campaign Rakell put up 13 goals and 25 points in 12 games with his AIK J18 team, then netted 12 goals and 16 points in 18 games with AIK J18 (Elit). The 17-year-old also spent some time in the SuperElit with the U20’s this season, where he 3 goals and 4 points in 8 games against the older competition.
Rakell boasts a heavy, accurate, pro calibre shot, is a strong skater, good at protecting the puck, has nice hands, and very good hockey smarts. He is a big, strong, winger, that simply has a knack for putting the puck in the net.
Rakell boasts solid international stats. he recorded 7 goals and 2 assists in 9 games with the U17’s this past season, and helped team Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. He is the complete offensive package, and is also responsible defensively as well, which should have Whaler fans excited about their chances with a young club that is on the rise.