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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 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60