The Anaheim Ducks will have Rickard Rakell back in the fold this weekend, as he signed a new 6-year deal on Friday and he could be back with the team in no time.
One would begin to wonder that the opening night loss to the Dallas Stars might have had something to do with the expedited fashion that a deal got done, but whatever was the case, Rakell now has $22.8 million more reasons to be excited about putting on that Ducks jersey for the time being.
The 23-year old is coming off a 43-point season with the Ducks and was chosen to represent Sweden at the World Cup, but a botched appendectomy put him on the sidelines for an extended period of time and was another likely reason why his new deal was delayed for so long.
Dale C. picked the young winger in the hockey pool draft, taking him with his 9th pick, 208th overall in the draft. This addition to his lineup brings his team up to the top of the pool for projected games for the remainder of the week. His 8 points over the first couple nights has him in the middle of the pack where it counts, but he could get a much better push now.