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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

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
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
2 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
3 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
4 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
5 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
6 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
7 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
8 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 79 21 40 -13 61
J. Skinner 71 33 21 -14 54
A. Sekera 74 11 33 4 44
A. Semin 65 22 20 1 42
J. Staal 82 15 25 2 40
J. Faulk 76 5 27 -9 32
N. Gerbe 81 16 15 -6 31
J. Tlusty 68 16 14 2 30
R. Nash 73 10 14 0 24
P. Dwyer 75 8 14 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 19 14 1 .926 2.30
C. Ward 10 12 6 .898 3.06
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