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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Victor Rask

2011 second-round pick leading WHL’s Calgary Hitmen in scoring

Thursday, 10.20.2011 / 1:11 PM / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Victor Rask

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Director of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Victor Rask on a three-year, entry-level contract. At the NHL level, the deal will pay Rask $550,000 in the first year, $650,000 in the second year and $750,000 in the third year, or he will make $70,000 per year at the minor-league level. He also receives a signing bonus of $277,500.

“Victor is a smart player with a lot of offensive upside to his game,” said Francis. “He is leading Calgary in scoring so far this year, and we are excited to watch him continue to develop.”

Rask, 18, is in his first season of major junior hockey in North America, and currently leads the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) with 10 points in eight games (6g, 4a). The Leksand, Sweden, native spent the majority of 2010-11 with Leksand of the Sweden’s second professional division, scoring five goals and earning six assists (11 points) in 37 games. Rask (6’2”, 194 lbs.) has represented Sweden in 10 international competitions, including the International Ice Hockey Federation U18 World Junior Championships, helping his country capture the silver medal in 2010 and 2011. The Hurricanes drafted Rask in the second round, 42nd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

RASK'S CAREER STATISTICS
REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
YEAR TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Leksand U18 Swe-U18 8 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Leksand U18 Swe-U18 26 9 6 15 8 - - - - -
2009-10 Leksand U18 Swe-U18 10 6 3 9 4 4 4 3 7 2
Leksand Jr. Swe-Jr. 39 22 19 41 35 5 3 2 5 2
Leksand Swe-2 8 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
2010-11 Leksand U18 Swe-U18 4 4 4 8 0 6 3 2 5 6
Leksand Jr. Swe-Jr. 13 3 9 12 2 - - - - -
Leksand Swe-2 37 5 6 11 8 - - - - -
2011-12* Calgary WHL 8 6 4 10 2 - - - - -
Swe-2 TOTALS (Two Seasons) 45 5 6 11 8 - - - - -
Swe-Jr. TOTALS (Two Seasons) 52 25 28 53 37 5 3 2 5 2

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 21 15 5 1 59 52 31
2 PIT 18 13 3 2 68 40 28
3 TBL 21 13 6 2 75 59 28
4 NYI 19 13 6 0 64 56 26
5 BOS 21 13 8 0 57 52 26
6 DET 19 10 4 5 54 45 25
7 OTT 18 9 5 4 50 47 22
8 TOR 20 10 8 2 63 62 22
9 WSH 19 9 7 3 55 52 21
10 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
11 NJD 20 9 9 2 49 56 20
12 FLA 17 7 5 5 38 44 19
13 PHI 18 7 9 2 53 58 16
14 CAR 19 6 10 3 45 58 15
15 CBJ 19 6 11 2 47 68 14
16 BUF 20 5 13 2 34 69 12

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 19 4 9 1 13
E. Staal 14 6 6 -7 12
J. Faulk 19 2 10 -5 12
J. Tlusty 19 8 2 -9 10
E. Lindholm 19 6 4 -3 10
J. Skinner 15 5 4 -5 9
A. Sekera 18 0 8 -2 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
N. Gerbe 15 1 6 2 7
V. Rask 19 3 2 -6 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 6 1 .905 2.61
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97