Victor is single and spends his summers in his hometown of Leksand, Sweden… He started playing hockey at the age of 2 and the biggest influences on his career were his mom and dad… His favorite player growing up was Peter Forsberg… His first job was as a hockey player… Victor’s favorite television show is The Walking Dead, favorite movie is 8 Mile, favorite musical artist is Wiz Khalifa… His biggest game-day habit is his nap… His favorite vacation spot is Spain and favorite sport to play outside of hockey is soccer… His favorite non-hockey athlete is LeBron James and favorite team outside of hockey is Real Madrid… Victor’s Twitter username is @victorrask… His favorite video games are Call of Duty and FIFA… The celebrity he would most like to meet is Justin Bieber… His favorite holiday is Christmas… Victor’s most memorable hockey moment was winning the gold medal at the World Junior Championship in 2012… His favorite road city is Los Angeles and favorite road arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome… His favorite part of playing in the NHL is being a part of the best league in the world.
Completed his rookie season with the Hurricanes… Ranked fourth on the team in points (33), tied for third in assists (22) and tied for fifth in goals (11) in 80 games played… Ranked 10th among NHL rookies with 33 points… Ranked fifth on the team and fifth among NHL rookies with 172 shots on goal… Was third among Carolina forwards in ice time per game (16:20)… Made his NHL debut in the season opener vs. NYI (10/10)… Recorded his first NHL point with a goal vs. LA (11/2)… Earned his first multi-point game with a goal and an assist vs. CBJ (11/7)… Registered his first NHL point streak with an assist in the following game at WSH (11/8)… Scored a goal at DAL (11/18)… Earned his first multi-assist game with two helpers vs. PIT (11/29)… Had a three-game point streak from 11/28-12/2 (1g, 3a)… Scored his first NHL game-winning goal vs. NSH (12/2)… Ranked tied for fifth in points among rookies during the month of November (3g, 5a)… Recorded a goal and an assist at STL (1/10) for his third NHL multi-point game… Scored goals in back-to-back games vs. CBJ (3/10) vs. DAL (3/12)… Had a career-high three points (1g, 2a) vs. DAL (3/12)… Recorded an assist and fired six shots on net vs. NYI (3/21)… Earned an assist vs. PIT (3/26), becoming the sixth rookie since the team’s relocation in 1997 to top the 30-point mark… Was a healthy extra for: 2 games… Longest assist streak: 2 games (11/7-11/8: 1g, 2a; 11/28-11/29: 0g, 3a; 1/17-1/19: 0g, 2a; 2/27-2/28: 0g, 2a; 3/26-3/28: 0g, 2a)… Longest goal streak: 2 games (1/8-1/10: 2g, 1a; 2/5-2/7: 2g, 0a; 3/10-3/12: 2g, 2a)… Longest point streak: 4 games (3/21-3/28: 1g, 3a)… Multi-point games: 6 (11/7 vs. CBJ: 1g, 1a; 11/29 vs. PIT: 0g, 2a; 1/10 at STL: 1g, 1a; 3/8 vs. EDM: 0g, 2a; 3/12 vs. DAL: 1g, 2a; 4/7 at DET: 0g, 2a).
Is in his second NHL season with the Hurricanes… Originally selected by Carolina in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft… Had 44 points (17g, 27a) in 86 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte prior to spending the entire 2014-15 season in the NHL… Totaled 104 points (47g, 57a) in 101 career games with Calgary of the Western Hockey League (WHL) before turning professional… Has represented Sweden in 12 international competitions… Skated in four games at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament… Totaled five points (3g, 2a) and was (+6) in six games at the 2010 U18 World Junior Championship in Belarus, helping Sweden capture the silver medal… Had eight points (1g, 7a) in six games and was the Player of the Game in the bronze-medal match at the 2010 World U17 Hockey Challenge in Timmons, Ontario… Earned five points (2g, 3a) and was (+5) in six games at the 2011 U18 World Junior Championships in Germany, as Sweden again won silver… Was named one of Sweden’s top three players in that tournament… Played six games at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Canada, helping Sweden capture gold at the event for the first time in 31 years… Again represented Sweden at the 2013 World Junior Championship, earning four points (2g, 2a) in six games to help Sweden win silver.
2009-10: Played his first season for Leksand’s J-20 Super Elite team in 2009-10, netting 22 goals and adding 19 assists (41 points) in 39 games… Also made his debut in Allsvenskan, the top Swedish minor league, skating in eight games.
2010-11: Spent the majority of the season with Leksand’s team in HockeyAllsvenskan, earning 11 points (5g, 6a) in 37 games… Also played for Leksand’s junior squad, scoring 12 points (3g, 9a) in 13 games, and had eight points (4g, 4a) in four games with Leksand’s U18 team.
2011-12: Completed his first season with Calgary (WHL), leading all Hitmen skaters in goals (33)… Ranked third on the team in scoring with 63 points (33g, 30a) in 64 games played… Earned Rookie of the Year honors for the Hitmen… Had 18 multi-point games, including five multi-goal efforts… Led Calgary and ranked tied for 15th in the WHL with 14 power-play goals… Netted his first WHL goal and added his first WHL assists in his second game, at Lethbridge (9/30)… Scored a hat trick, including two power-play tallies, at Swift Current (10/18)… Had a six-game point streak from 12/9-1/13 (2g, 5a)… Registered three consecutive multi-point efforts from 1/20-1/25, notching seven points in that span (4g, 3a)… Had a season-best, eight-game point streak from 2/15-3/2 (7g, 6a)… Notched his fourth three-point game of the season with a goal and two assists at Kootenay (3/16)… Suffered a knee injury in the final game of the regular season vs. Kootenay (3/17), and missed all of Calgary’s first-round loss to Brandon.
2012-13: Made his professional debut with Charlotte (AHL) to start the season before being assigned to his junior team in Calgary (WHL) in November… Had five points (1g, 4a) in 10 games for Charlotte on the AHL level, and 41 points (14g, 27a) in 37 WHL games for Calgary… Made his professional debut in Charlotte’s season opener at Houston (10/13)… Netted his first professional goal at Milwaukee (10/19)… Earned two assists at Rockford (10/21) for his first AHL multi-point game… Has a four-game AHL point streak from 10/19-10/28 (1g, 4a)… Was tied for second among AHL rookie skaters and tied for second on the team in plus/minus (+7) at the time of his reassignment to Calgary on 11/13… Had multi-point efforts in nine of his 37 WHL games, including five three-point games… Scored a hat trick at Tri-City (2/12)… Recorded points in each of his last six regular-season games (2g, 8a), and then scored points in each of his first 11 playoff games (5g, 9a)… His 11-game playoff point streak was the longest of any player during the WHL postseason… Totaled 16 points (6g, 10a) in 17 playoff games to lead all Hitmen skaters as Calgary advanced to the conference final before falling to Edmonton… Re-joined Charlotte in time for Game 5 of its first-round playoff series but sat out as a healthy extra as the Checkers were eliminated.
2013-14: Completed his first full professional season with Charlotte (AHL) and was the only member of the team to play all 76 games… Ranked fifth among Checkers in assists (23) and points (39) and tied for fourth with 16 goals, leading Checkers rookies in each category… Had his first professional multi-goal game at Rockford (10/31)… Began the season with 10 points (5g, 5a) in his first 10 games, including three multi-point outings… Scored his eighth goal of the season and had a career-high eight shots vs. Oklahoma City (1/24)… Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist vs. Grand Rapids (4/10)… Ended his season with a power-play goal at Rockford (4/19), giving him 10 points (5g, 5a) in his last 10 games.