Victor Rask is Poised to Become a Force in the AHL
In 2011 Rask was one of those players who could have been a late first-rounder or an early second round pick. Well after slipping ever so slightly in the second the Carolina Hurricanes drafted him with the 42nd overall pick.
In the World Junior Championships this pivot has shined with solid all-around play and 18 points in 11 games. At 6-1, 192 pounds this Swede can be an impact player someday. In his first season with the Calgary Hitmen he had 63 points in 64 games with 33 goals!
Smart players stay out of the sin bin and Rask only had 21 PIMS. This prospect is a smart, hard working player who can cover a lot of ground on any length ice surface. He’s fit right into a North American style game and his offensive game is above average.
Rask plays an up-tempo style and when the puck is on his stick he can freeze opposing defenseman because he can dish it as well as he can score it. Now playing for the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL he could be poised for an NHL call up sooner rather than later. Playing alongside Jeff Skinner and on the same power play as Justin Faulk makes Charlotte one of the teams to beat in the race for the Calder Cup.
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