Ducks A-Z: Rickard Rakell
The running not-so-funny joke around the Ducks’ conditioning camp in early July was whether there top young prospects that actually wanted to play for the team.
Such was the aftermath of the Justin Schultz saga as the star collegiate defenseman and Ducks second-rounder in 2008 took his talents to Edmonton instead of Orange County as had once been expected.
The Ducks may or may not rebound from that after trading away Jake Gardiner to Toronto because they had — or thought they had — Schultz in the fold. But they did respond by inking their last two first-round picks in Rickard Rakell and Hampus Lindholm.