Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Tuukka Rask
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 03/10/1987
AGE: 29
DRAFTED: TOR: 2005-21 overall
Vezina Trophy (1)


Has won one Stanley Cup championship (2011 with Boston) ... Has a 18-23 record in NHL shootouts (46 goals allowed on 159 shots) ... Has faced seven career penalty shots, six regular season and one playoff (two goals allowed).

2014-15: Played a career season-high 70 games, which tied the club record for most by a goaltender in a season (Jack Gelineau, 1950-51; Jim Henry, 1951-52, 1952-53 and 1953-54; and Eddie Johnston, 1963-64), and included a career-high 18 straight regular season games from Jan. 10-Feb. 24 (played 22 straight in the 2013 post-season) ... It was the most consecutive regular season games played by a Boston goaltender since Tim Thomas also played 18 straight from Jan. 27-Mar. 3, 2007 ... Hit the 30-win mark for the second time in his career ... Allowed two goals or fewer in 42 of his 64 complete games ... Tied his previous career-best point streak with a ten-game stretch in which he went 7-0-3 from Dec. 21-Jan. 15 ... Had three shutouts, the 24th, 25th and 26th of his regular season career - 2-0 vs. St. Louis on Nov. 18, 3-0 vs. NY Rangers on Jan. 15 and 2-0 vs. Pittsburgh on Mar. 14 ... Faced one penalty shot, stopping Toronto's Phil Kessel on Dec. 31 ... Played his 200th NHL game on Oct. 15 in Detroit ... Dressed as backup for ten games and missed two games to illness or injury ... Was named the NHL's Third Star for the month of January, during which he went 7-1-3 with a 1.61 goals against average and .949 save percentage.

2013-14: Led the NHL in shutouts (7), ranked second in save percentage (.930), fourth in goals against average (2.04) and fifth in wins (36) while compiling career season-highs in games and minutes played, wins and shutouts ... Allowed two goals or fewer in 38 of his 58 starts, including seven shutouts - 5-0 at Tampa Bay on Oct. 19; 3-0 vs. Tampa Bay on Nov. 11; 2-0 vs. Calgary on Dec. 17; 5-0 vs. Ottawa on Dec. 27; 1-0 at San Jose on Jan. 11; 3-0 vs. Washington on Mar. 6 and 3-0 vs. Chicago on Mar. 27 ... Had a career-best ten-game point streak from Mar. 2-30 (9-0-1 record) which included a seven-game win streak which matched his previous career-best ... Faced two penalty shots, allowing a goal by Dallas' Vern Fiddler on Nov. 5 and stopping NY Rangers' Chris Kreider on Nov. 19 ... Did not play in consecutive games just twice ... Recorded his 100th NHL/Bruins win with a 4-3 shootout victory on Mar. 30 at Philadelphia ... Dressed as backup for 23 games and did not dress for one game ... Allowed two goals or fewer in seven of his 12 playoff games ... Recorded two post-season shutouts with a 3-0 win on Apr. 22 vs. Detroit and a 1-0 overtime victory on May 8 in Montreal ... Won four straight playoff games from Apr. 20-26.

2012-13: Ranked among the NHL goaltending leaders in goals against average (2.00, tied for fourth); save percentage (third at .929) and shutouts (tied for first with five) ... Allowed two goals or fewer in 24 of his 34 complete games ... Faced 30-or-more shots in 13 games with his season-high 42 by Carolina in a 6-2 win on Apr. 8 ... Had five shutouts - 1-0 at Toronto on Feb. 2; 3-0 vs. Philadelphia on Mar. 9; 1-0 vs. New Jersey on Apr. 4; 3-0 vs. Florida on Apr. 21; and 2-0 vs. Tampa Bay on Apr. 25 - which matched his previous career season-high ... Had an eight-game point streak at 7-0-1 from Feb. 2-29 (1.36 GAA and .951 Sv %age) which included a five-game win streak from Feb. 17-29 ... 20 of his 34 decisions were one-goal games (9-5-5 record) with another four games two-goal losses involving empty net goals against ... Recorded his fourth career assist on Apr. 20 vs. Pittsburgh ... Went 4-2 in shootouts (seven goals on 26 shots) ... Dressed as backup for 12 games ... Led the post-season in save percentage and shutouts (tied), was second in wins and fourth in goals against average ... Recorded his first three career playoff shutouts with a 3-0 win at Pittsburgh on June 1, a 1-0 win in the clinching game four vs. the Penguins on June 7 and 2-0 vs. Chicago on June 17 ... Set a club record for home playoff shutout streak at 193:16 spanning game four of the CF and game three of the SCF ... Twice set career-highs for shots faced in a playoff game with 54 against in a 2-1 double-overtime win vs. Pittsburgh on June 5 and 63 in the triple-overtime 4-3 loss in game one of the Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago on June 12 ... Had a career-best five-game post-season win streak from May 25-June 7 ... Set a club record for fewest goals allowed in a four-game playoff series as he allowed just two to Pittsburgh in the Conference Final (0.44 GAA in that series) ... Played 17 games with Plzen in the Czech Republic during the lockout with a 10-7-0 record and 2.13 goals against average in those games.

2011-12: Allowed two goals or fewer in 12 of his complete games ... Had three shutouts - 3-0 vs. Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 8-0 vs. Florida on Dec. 23 and 9-0 over Calgary on Jan. 5 ... The Dec. 13 and 23 shutouts came in consecutive starts, which were the first back-to-back shutouts of his career and encompassed a career-best 170:26 shutout span ... Had a career-best seven-game win streak from Dec. 10-Jan. 16 with an 0.93 goals against average and .970 save percentage in that stretch ... Faced the team's only penalty shot against, stopping Winnipeg's Chris Thorburn on Jan. 10 ... Played his 100th NHL game on Feb. 17 at Winnipeg ... Dressed as backup for 40 games ... Missed 19 regular season and five playoff games to injury.

2010-11: Matched his career-best with a four-game win streak from Feb. 17-Mar. 1 ... Had two shutouts, a 4-0 win vs. Florida Nov. 18 and a 1-0 win at Ottawa Mar. 1 ... Faced one penalty shot, allowing a goal to NY Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Dec. 9 ... Faced 30-or-more shots in 20 of his 25 complete games including 41 shots each Nov. 11 vs. Montreal and Nov. 18 vs. Florida ... Dressed as backup for 53 regular season and 25 playoff games.

2009-10: Led the NHL with a 1.97 GAA and .931 save percentage ... Was the first Boston goaltender with a GAA below 2.00 since 1998-99 and his 1.97 was the lowest by any Boston netminder since 1938-39 ... Had five shutouts on the season - 2-0 on Oct. 31 vs. Edmonton, 4-0 on Dec. 30 vs. Atlanta, 3-0 on Feb. 7 in Montreal, 4-0 on Mar. 23 in Atlanta and 1-0/OT in New Jersey on Mar. 30 ... Had a seven-game point streak from Nov. 19-Dec. 10 (6-0-1) and six-game point streaks each from Feb. 4-13 (4-0-2) and Mar. 30-Apr. 10 (5-0-1) ... Started a career-best seven straight games twice - from Feb. 4-Mar. 2 (4-1-2) and Mar. 30-Apr. 10 (5-0-1) ... Faced his first career penalty shot Mar. 23 in Atlanta, stopping Colby Armstrong ... Dressed as backup for 34 games ... Missed three games to injury ... Went 7-6 with a 2.61 GAA and .912 save percentage while playing in all 13 post-season games ... Became just the second goalie in league history to assist on an overtime goal (Dominik Hasek) with a helper in double overtime Apr. 21 vs. Buffalo ... Stopped his first career playoff penalty shot, an attempt by Philadelphia's Ville Leino on May 12 ... Played his first NHL playoff game Apr. 15 at Buffalo (2-1 loss) with his first career playoff win a 5-3 victory in Buffalo Apr. 17.

2008-09: Spent most of the season with Providence/AHL with a 33-20-4 record and 2.50 GAA in 57 games ... Tied for second in the AHL in wins ... Played in all 16 Providence playoff games as the AHL Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference Final ... Recalled on three occasions to Boston - Jan. 10 (dressed as backup for one game); Jan. 12-13 (dressed as backup for one game); and Jan. 26-Feb. 2 (1-0-0 in one game played, dressed as backup for three games) ... Played his lone NHL game of the season with his first career shutout in a 1-0 performance vs. New York Rangers on Jan. 31 ... Dressed as backup for five Boston games.

2007-08: Played most of his first pro season in Providence/AHL with a 27-13-2 record (fifth in the AHL in wins), 2.33 GAA and .905 save percentage in 45 AHL Bruins games ... Recalled on four occasions to Boston, from Nov. 5-11 (dressed as backup for three games), Nov. 15-18 (dressed as backup for two games), Nov. 19-Dec. 15 (2-1-1 in four games, dressed as backup for ten games) and Jan. 5 (dressed as backup for one game) ... Played his first NHL game and earned his first NHL win with a 4-2 victory in Toronto on Nov. 20 ... Won his first two Boston games ... Faced 30+ shots in each of his three complete games ... Dressed as backup for 16 Boston games.

EUROPE: Played two seasons with Ilves in Finland's top league with a 30-26-17 record and 2.14 goals against average in 79 games over that span ... Tied for the league's seventh-best goals against average in 2005-06 at 2.09 and had the fifth-best GAA in the league in 2006-07 at 2.38.

INTERNATIONAL: Played for Team Finland in three World Junior Championships - 2005 (2-3-0 record in five games), 2006 (4-2-0 record in six games) and 2007 (2-4-0 record in six games) ... Was named the Tournament's top goaltender and to the All-Tournament Team in 2006 ... Backstopped Team Finland to a Bronze medal in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi (3-1 record, 1.73 GAA and .938 save percentage in four games, including a 5-0 shutout in the medal game).

AWARDS: Vezina Trophy (2013-14) ... NHL First All-Star Team (2013-14).

TRANSACTIONS: Toronto's first pick, 21st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft ... Traded to Boston by Toronto for Andrew Raycroft, June 24, 2006.

ETC.: Full name, Tuukka Mikael Rask ... Nickname, Tuukks ... He and his girlfriend Jasmiina have a daughter, Vivien ... Plays the drums ... Is one of two goaltenders in NHL history to have assisted on a playoff overtime goal (Dominik Hasek) ... Enters this season with the second best career goals against average (2.16) and save percentage (.926) of all active goaltenders who have played in 50-or-more career games ... Enters this season tied with Gerry Cheevers for fifth place on the club's all-time shutouts list; in eighth place in both games played and minutes played; and is tied with Andy Moog for seventh on the team's all-time wins list ... Twitter, @tuukkarask.

CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year three of an eight-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $7,000,000.

Game - Nov. 20, 2007 at Toronto
Win - Nov. 20, 2007 at Toronto
Shutout - Jan. 31, 2009 vs. NY Rangers