Tuukka Rask is a Finnish-born professional hockey player who plays for the Boston Bruins of the NHL where he is consistently ranked as one of the league’s top goaltenders. He has won awards such as the William M. Jennings Trophy and the Vezina Trophy in 2013 where he also was a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy.
Tuukka Rask’s first NHL game
On October 15, 2005, Tuukka Rask played in his first NHL game as a goaltender for the Boston Bruins. He replaced Andrew Raycroft after the Bruins were down 3-0 to the Montreal Canadiens. Although he allowed four goals on twenty-one shots, he was able to make some key saves that kept the Bruins in the game. They ultimately lost 4-3, but Rask’s NHL debut was a memorable one.
Tuukka Rask’s role in the Boston Bruins organization
As of his eight NHL season, Tuukka Rask has become one of the most important players on the Boston Bruins. Over that time, he has set franchise records for best save percentage in a single regular season (0.938) and best career save percentage (.927). He has also been a finalist for the Vezina Trophy (awarded to the NHL’s best goaltender) on three occasions and has won the award once, in 2013. In the 2017-2018 season, Rask was named team captain of the Bruins, becoming just the second Finnish player ever to be named captain of an NHL team.
Tuukka Rask’s international career
Rask has also been successful on the international stage, representing Finland in several tournaments. He was a member of the team that won silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics and has also won gold medals at the World Championships (2011, 2012) and the World Cup of Hockey (2016). In 2018, he was chosen as the starting goaltender of Finland’s team for the Winter Olympics.
Where does Tuukka Rask play hockey?
Tuukka Rask plays professional hockey where he has spent his entire NHL career: with the Boston Bruins. He first played for them during the 2005-2006 season and has remained with the team ever since. During that time, he has set several records and won several awards, including the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2013 where he also was a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy.
Tuukka Rask’s playing style
Tuukka Rask is known for his strong mental game where he remains focused even when behind by multiple goals. He is also excellent at puck handling, which allows him to move the puck safely up the ice. Although he has an aggressive playing style where he often challenges players in front of his net, Rask will play safe when needed by staying back and allowing other players to handle challenging opposing players.
How much money has he earned so far in his playing career ?
Rask has earned close to $17 million in his playing career, where the majority of that ($9,144,000) comes in the form of NHL salary.
Where does Tuukka Rask live
Tuukka Rask currently lives in Canada where he plays for the Boston Bruins.
Tuukka Rask is a talented goaltender who has achieved success on the international stage and in the NHL. He currently lives where he plays for the Boston Bruins of the NHL, where he is consistently ranked as one of league’s top goaltenders. Although Tuukka Rask had an impressive debut with his first game against Montreal Canadians where they lost 4-3, it was not until season 8 where he became one of team’s most important players where he set franchise records for best save percentage in a single regular season (0.938) and best career save percentage (.927). Over that time period, Tuukka Rask also represented Finland at several tournaments including World Championships (2011 & 2012), World Cup of Hockey (2016), and the Winter Olympics (2018), where Finland won a silver medal. Tuukka Rask is currently the team captain of the Bruins and earns an annual salary of $7 million.