TUUKKA RASK JOINS THE BRUINS

01/22/22 By Benjamin Aliber

On Tuesday, January 11th, Tuukka Rask signed a one-year, $1,000,000 deal with the Boston Bruins featuring a NMC (No-Movement Clause).

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Rask underwent hip surgery last off-season to repair a torn labrum. During his time as a free agent, Rask was adamant about not wanting to play anywhere outside of Boston. He said, “Boston is my home. I’ve always wanted to play here, wanted to stay here.”

Two days after rejoining the franchise, Rask started against the Philadelphia Flyers. Rask had a career record of 306-163-66, a .921 save percentage, and a 2.27 goals-against average. In the game against the Flyers, Rask stopped 25 out of 27 shots, all while compiling a .926 save percentage to lead Boston to a 3-2 victory. 

Tuukka Rask is the Bruins all-time leader in games played (562), games started (540), and wins (307). Rask is 23 shutouts away from claiming Tim Thompson’s record for the most in franchise history (currently at 52). Rask has won a Stanley Cup (2011), Vezina Trophy (2014), and William M. Jennings Trophy (2020).

Rask will start in net against Saturday as the Bruins take on the Winnipeg Jets.