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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 ET / 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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81