Victor Rask
Victor Rask
26-Year-Old CenterC
Minnesota Wild
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 26-year-old was a huge disappointment with Carolina before he was traded to the Wild in early February. He was even scratched in his time with Minnesota, skating in 49 games while only producing three goals and nine points in that span. Rask is entering the fourth year of the six-year, $24 million contract he signed in 2016, and he hasn't lived up to that kind of salary to this point in his career. Barring a huge turnaround, Rask shouldn't be on any fantasy radars for the 2019-20 season and might find himself elsewhere before season's end. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $24 million contract with the Hurricanes in July of 2016.
Expected to play Thursday
CMinnesota Wild
October 24, 2019
Rask (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's matchup with Nashville, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.
ANALYSIS
Rask has missed Minnesota's last three games with a lower-body injury, but he took rushes on the Wild's third line during morning skate, which was the first sign that he'd likely be an option against the Predators. The 26-year-old has notched two points in three games this campaign.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    9:45
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:20
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
15:23
2:07
0:01
2018–19
12:11
1:10
0:00
2018–19
12:02
1:50
0:05
2019–20
9:45
0:20
0:00
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rask's 2017-18 season was nothing short of a colossal disappointment. After coming tantalizingly close to the 50-point plateau the previous two seasons (with 45 and 48 points, respectively), Rask finished with just 31 points in 71 games - the worst output of his career. Once pegged as a potential No.1 center for the Canes, Rask played mostly on the third and fourth lines last season, and even sat as a healthy scratch for two games in November. Unfortunately, his production never really improved following the benching, although he did have 11 points in 17 games before missing the final seven games of the season with a shoulder injury. Rask will miss several months after lacerating two fingers in a kitchen accident in training camp, but will eventually aim to get his career back on track following an organizational shakeup at the end of last season that resulted in new ownership, a new GM (Don Waddell) and a new head coach (Rod Brind'Amour).
After signing a six-year, $24 million contract last July and being named one of the Hurricanes’ alternate captains, Rask looked like he was going to be a leader on the ice after opening the season with 15 points in his first 17 games. However, he was wildly inconsistent after that, scoring just eight goals over his last 65 games. He went pointless during one 14-game stretch from mid-January to mid-February and finished the season with just 45 points and a minus-10 rating. At just 24 years old, there is still plenty of time for Rask to establish himself as a legitimate top-six player in the NHL, but he needs to develop more consistency on a nightly basis. Cracking the 50-point plateau would be an important first step.
Rask took a big step up in his second NHL season, tallying 48 points (21 goals, 27 assists) in 80 appearances, a 15-point spike over his rookie campaign. Primarily splitting time between the second and third lines last season, the 23-year-old Swede should be back in the mix for a top-six role. Specifically, he is a leading candidate to center the Canes’ second line in the absence of longtime captain Eric Staal, who was traded to the Rangers in February and subsequently signed with Minnesota in the offseason. Rask did have minor shoulder surgery in May, but the Hurricanes expect him to be healthy prior to the start of the upcoming campaign. Having signed a six-year, $24 million contract in July, the young pivot will be a building block of the franchise for years to come.
Expectations were high right out of the gate for Rask last year, as he was tabbed early on by GM Ron Francis as one of the rookies who was expected to make the team out of training camp. In fact, not only did Rask secure himself a roster spot following a strong preseason, but he was bumped up to center the team’s first line after Jordan Staal opened the season on IR with a broken leg. Overall, Rask enjoyed a very productive rookie season, finishing the year with 33 points in 80 games. This upcoming season, Rask is expected to return to his role as the team’s second-line center alongside Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry.
A former second-round pick by the Hurricanes in 2011, Rask, 21, seems to be on the cusp of an arrival to the parent club. The 21-year-old supplied 16 goals and 23 assists over 76 games with AHL Charlotte last season, his second in the minors. After an impressive showing in the annual prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich. in September, Rask will be given the opportunity to earn a roster spot with the ‘Canes out of training camp. He’ll face some stiff competition for the spot, and would more than likely be relegated to a third- or fourth-line role in his rookie season, if he makes the squad.
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Ruled out versus Oilers
CMinnesota Wild
Lower Body
October 21, 2019
Rask (lower body) will not be in the lineup when the Wild face the Oilers on Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Won't play Sunday
CMinnesota Wild
Lower Body
October 19, 2019
According to coach Bruce Boudreau, Rask (lower body) could resume skating Monday but won't play Sunday against Montreal, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Out Thursday
CMinnesota Wild
Lower Body
October 17, 2019
Rask (lower body) won't play Thursday against Montreal, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Dealing with lower-body injury
CMinnesota Wild
Lower Body
October 17, 2019
Rask missed Thursday's morning skate due to a lower-body injury, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Nets third-period winner
CMinnesota Wild
October 14, 2019
Rask scored a goal on his lone shot of the game in Monday's 2-0 win over the Senators.
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