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Tuukka Rask Wiki: Tuukka Mikael Rask was born 10 March 1987. He is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Rask was drafted 21st overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. On 24 June 2006, his rights were traded to the Bruins in exchange for goaltender Andrew Raycroft. He is the older brother of Joonas Rask, who plays professionally as a forwardwith HIFK in the Finnish Liiga.
Rask played in four of Finland’s six games en route to the Bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, including a 3–1 defeat of host nation Russia in the quarter-finals, and a shut-out of the United States in the Bronze medal game. He was unable to play in the semifinal against Sweden due to flu, which cost Finland a spot in the final.
World Cup of Hockey
On 2 March 2016, it was revealed Rask was to be starting goaltender for Finland In the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, ahead of Pekka Rinne. Rask played in two out of three tournament games and in one out of three pre-tournament games.
Off the ice
In 2015, a recently discovered species of wasp in Kenya was named Thaumatodryinus Tuukka Rask as a direct reference to Rask. The reasoning given by the authors was, “This species is named after the acrobatic goaltender for the Finnish National ice hockey team and the Boston Bruins, whose glove hand is as tenacious as the raptorial fore tarsus of this dryinid species
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Boston goalie Tuukka Rask will return from a concussion Thursday and try to contain the streaking Flyers.
Rask (2.43 goals-against average, .919 save percentage) began his North American career in 2007-08 with Providence, whose AHL team was then directed by Scott Gordon, now the Flyers’ interim coach.
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