Victor Rask - Photo Courtesy of futureconsiderations.com

Victor Rask, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 194

Born: 1993-03-01

Hometown: Leksand, Sweden

Drafted: 2011 by Carolina Hurricanes, 42nd Overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

December 2013 – After finishing his junior career with 41 points in 37 games, Rask has continued his AHL production this season like he started last season scoring a point in half his games. His production has become intermittent after starting the year with 10 points in as many games. At 20 years old Carolina will give him a couple seasons to find himself and ascend the ladder. Jason Banks

 

February 2013 - Rask won a medal with Sweden at the World Junior Championship for the second consecutive year. He is also a big part of the Calgary Hitmen’s offensive attack this year. His production hasn’t taken a huge jump from last year but his game is definitely starting to round out. He has 25 points in 24 WHL games. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

November 2012 – Rask started the year in Charlotte playing for the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate. In 10 games with the club he racked up one goal and four assists for five points. Despite putting up solid numbers, the club opted to send him back to junior where he will join the Calgary Hitmen. He is expected to make a big impact for the Hitmen, and will surely lead them deep into the playoffs. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

June 2012 – The Hurricanes have signed Rask to a 3 year entry level contract. Having completed his 1st season in North America with the Calgary Hitmen, Rask could make his way to the AHL next year If he has a good enough camp. Todd Poole

 

April 2012 – It has been an up and down season for Rask this year. At times it looks like he is the absolute best player in the league and at others he is invisible. Despite his inconsistency, he still managed to put up 63 points in 64 games to go along with a gold medal at the WJC with Sweden. Rask missed the playoffs with a lower body injury. Rask will probably get a long look at making the jump to the AHL next year, but I believe he should spend another year in junior. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

December, 2011 – Good choice. Faced with the prospect of another year toiling on the fourth line of a team in the Swedish Allsvenskan, Victor Rask chose to jump ship to the CHL. Selected third overall by the Calgary Hitmen in the 2011 Import Draft, Rask has appeared to have found the motivation that was missing from an otherwise tantalizing toolkit. Calgary’s leader in goals and second in points just prior to the WJC, Rask will likely spend just one season with the Hitmen before joining Carolina’s AHL affiliate in Charlotte. Matthew Bugg

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Some upside, but no higher than second-line center.

 

Footage:

Rask at the U18 (dark blue, gets the first rebound):

 

 

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