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Get to know Tuukka Rask: Stats, contract and more

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Tuukka Mikael Rask was selected in the first round (21st overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2005 NHL Draft. The Boston Bruins acquired him in a 2006 trade with the Leafs in exchange for goalie Andrew Raycroft.

Rask made his B's debut during the 2007-08 season and was the team's starting goalie from 2012-13 through 2020-21. After having offseason surgery to repair a torn hip labrum, Rask returned to the Bruins on a one-year contract in January of 2022. He has won a Vezina Trophy and led the Bruins to two Stanley Cup Final appearances (2013 and 2019) as the team's No. 1 netminder.

Get to know more about one of the Bruins' top players, who ranks among the best goalies in team history and in the NHL over the last decade-plus.

Tuukka Rask's bio

  • Height: 6-foot-3
  • Weight: 176 pounds
  • Birthdate: March 10, 1987
  • Birthplace: Savonlinna, Finland
  • College: N/A
  • NHL experience: 15 years
  • Jersey number: 40

Tuukka Rask's career NHL stats

Here are some of Tuukka Rask's notable career achievements and statistics:

  • 2013 Stanley Cup finalist
  • 2013-14 Vezina Trophy winner
  • 2013-14 NHL All-Star Team (1st)
  • 2017 NHL All-Star Game selection
  • 2019 Stanley Cup finalist
  • 2019-20 William M. Jennings Trophy
  • 2019-20 NHL All-Star Team (2nd)
  • Career totals (as of Jan. 18, 2022)
    • W/L/OT: 307-163-66
    • .921 SV%
    • 2.27 GAA
    • 52 shutouts
    • 561 games played

Here are Tuukka Rask's contract details with the Bruins

Tuukka Rask signed a one-year contract with a salary cap hit of $1 million with the Bruins in January of 2022. 

Rask can become an unrestricted free agent following the 2021-22 season, at age 35. According to CapFriendly, his estimated career earnings are $61,631,644.

Tuukka Rask's amateur, college and minor league career

Rask played for Ilves Tampere of Finnish league SM-liiga from 2004-05 through 2006-07. He was the No. 1 goalie for the Ilves Tampere senior team in 2006-07 before coming to North America and making his NHL debut with the Bruins on Nov. 20, 2008 in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He never played a game for the Leafs (or their AHL team) before being traded to Boston in 2006. It is considered one of the worst trades of the last 25 years. Toronto gave up on Rask way too early and hasn't had a goalie of his caliber since trading him.

 

Rask played for the AHL's Providence Bruins in 2007-08 and 2008-09. He posted a 30-20-4 record with a .915 save percentage for the P-Bruins in 2008-09. He became Boston's starting goalie in 2009-10 when Tim Thomas was out of the lineup due to injury. Thomas regained his job in 2010-11 and 2011-12. When Thomas left the B's in 2012, Rask took over the No. 1 job for the 2012-13 campaign and didn't relinquish it.

Meet Tuukka Rask's family

Rask is one of two sons of Jari and Irja Rask. He has a younger brother named Joonas. His wife is named Jasmiina, and they have three daughters.