Victor Rask
Victor Rask
Victor Rask
Victor Rask
25-Year-Old C
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
G
14
A
17
PP Pts
11
+/-
0
PIM
12
G
A
PP Pts
+/-
PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Rask's 2017-18 season was nothing short of a colossal disappointment. After coming tantalizingly close to the 50-point plateau the previous two seasons (with 45 and 48 points, respectively), Rask finished with just 31 points in 71 games – the worst output of his caree... read more
Rask's 2017-18 season was nothing short of a colossal disappointment. After coming tantalizingly close to the 50-point plateau the previous two seasons (with 45 and 48 points, respectively), Rask finished with just 31 points in 71 games – the worst output of his career. Once pegged as a potential No.1 center for the Canes, Rask played mostly on the third and fourth lines last season, and even sat as a healthy scratch for two games in November. Unfortunately, his production never really improved following the benching, although he did have 11 points in 17 games before missing the final seven games of the season with a shoulder injury. Looking ahead, the 25-year-old Swede will aim to get his career back on track following an organizational shakeup at the end of last season that resulted in new ownership, a new GM (Don Waddell) and a new head coach (Rod Brind'Amour). Barring any future trades, the Canes remain very thin at center, and must therefore rely on Rask to rediscover his scoring touch in 2018-19.
STATUS: Out    INJURY: Hand    EST. RETURN: 10/16/2018   
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6'2"   WT: 200 lbs.   DOB: 3/1/1993   Drafted: 2nd Rd, #42 Overall in 2011Show Contract
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Victor Rask Contract Info:
Signed a six-year, $24 million contract with the Hurricanes in July of 2016.
Will sit out month or more
CCarolina Hurricanes
Hand
September 16, 2018
Coach Rod Brind'Amour relayed that Rask will miss months after cutting tendons in his fingers, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. "It's not going to be quick. It's going to be months, for sure."
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Victor Rask 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Victor Rask 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#2 Center
CAR Center Depth Chart
2017–18 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:23
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:07
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2015–16
16:59
2:37
0:12
2016–17
17:18
2:08
0:23
2017–18
15:23
2:07
0:01
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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2014–15
  1. Victor Rask 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Victor Rask 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    After signing a six-year, $24 million contract last July and being named one of the Hurricanes’ alternate captains, Rask looked like he was going to be a leader on the ice after opening the season with 15 points in his first 17 games. However, he was wildly inconsistent after that, scoring just eight goals over his last 65 games. He went pointless during one 14-game stretch from mid-January to mid-February and finished the season with just 45 points and a minus-10 rating. At just 24 years old, there is still plenty of time for Rask to establish himself as a legitimate top-six player in the NHL, but he needs to develop more consistency on a nightly basis. Cracking the 50-point plateau would be an important first step.
  3. Victor Rask 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Rask took a big step up in his second NHL season, tallying 48 points (21 goals, 27 assists) in 80 appearances, a 15-point spike over his rookie campaign. Primarily splitting time between the second and third lines last season, the 23-year-old Swede should be back in the mix for a top-six role. Specifically, he is a leading candidate to center the Canes’ second line in the absence of longtime captain Eric Staal, who was traded to the Rangers in February and subsequently signed with Minnesota in the offseason. Rask did have minor shoulder surgery in May, but the Hurricanes expect him to be healthy prior to the start of the upcoming campaign. Having signed a six-year, $24 million contract in July, the young pivot will be a building block of the franchise for years to come.
  4. Victor Rask 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Expectations were high right out of the gate for Rask last year, as he was tabbed early on by GM Ron Francis as one of the rookies who was expected to make the team out of training camp. In fact, not only did Rask secure himself a roster spot following a strong preseason, but he was bumped up to center the team’s first line after Jordan Staal opened the season on IR with a broken leg. Overall, Rask enjoyed a very productive rookie season, finishing the year with 33 points in 80 games. This upcoming season, Rask is expected to return to his role as the team’s second-line center alongside Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry.
  5. Victor Rask 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    A former second-round pick by the Hurricanes in 2011, Rask, 21, seems to be on the cusp of an arrival to the parent club. The 21-year-old supplied 16 goals and 23 assists over 76 games with AHL Charlotte last season, his second in the minors. After an impressive showing in the annual prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich. in September, Rask will be given the opportunity to earn a roster spot with the ‘Canes out of training camp. He’ll face some stiff competition for the spot, and would more than likely be relegated to a third- or fourth-line role in his rookie season, if he makes the squad.
Victor Rask News Updates
Undergoes hand surgery, out indefinitely
CCarolina Hurricanes
Hand
September 13, 2018
Rask underwent surgery on his right hand following a kitchen incident and is out indefinitely.
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Surgery on tap
CCarolina Hurricanes
Shoulder
March 22, 2018
Rask (shoulder) is set to undergo shoulder surgery after it was announced Wednesday that he'll be out for the season, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
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Out for season with shoulder injury
CCarolina Hurricanes
Shoulder
March 21, 2018
Rask has sustained a shoulder injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season.
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Adds power-play marker despite reduced minutes
CCarolina Hurricanes
March 13, 2018
Rask scored a power-play goal Monday against the Rangers, but saw his ice time dip to a season-low 10:50 in the 6-3 loss.
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