Bruins Sign Tuukka Rask To One-Year Contract

BOSTON – Boston Bruins general manager Don sweeney announced today, January 11, that the team has signed the goalkeeper Rask tuukka to a one-year contract with a cap of $ 1 million in the NHL.

Rask, 34, played 24 games for Boston in 2020-21, posting a 15-5-2 record with three shutouts, a 2.28 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. In 11 playoff games, Rask was 6-4-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

In 2020, Rask was nominated for the Vézina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL Beast’s goalie, as voted on by the NHL’s general managers. The Savonlinna, Finland native was 26-8-6 with five shutouts, a 2.12 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. He led the NHL in goals against average and save percentage (minimum of 30 starts) and was tied for second in shutouts.

Rask previously won the Vezina Trophy in 2014, a season in which he was 36-15-6 with seven shutouts, a 2.04 goals-against average and .930 save percentage.

Rask is also the only goaltender in Bruins history to reach 500 career NHL games, a milestone he reached on October 23, 2019. The 6-foot-3, 176-pound goalie also sits atop the Bruins’ all-time standings in wins (306), save percentage (0.921), playoffs played (104) and playoff wins (57).

During his 14-year NHL career with Boston, Rask played 560 regular season games, going 306-163-66 with a goals against average of 2.27, save percentage. 921 and 52 shutouts.

Rask was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round (21st overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft.

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