Tuukka Rask: Through the Years
June 24, 2006 | Boston
Rask is acquired by the Bruins from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for goaltender Andrew Raycroft. He began his career in the Boston organization with 102 games for Providence from 2007 to 2009.
November 20, 2007 | Toronto
Rask made 30 saves in his NHL debut to secure his first career victory with a 4-2 triumph over his former club, the Maple Leafs.
January 31, 2009 | Boston
Rask notched his first career shutout with a 35-save performance in his lone appearance for the Black & Gold in the 2008-09 campaign.
October 27, 2009 | Boston
Rask, in one of his countless charitable endeavors during his time with the Bruins, paints pumpkins with young patients at a Halloween event at the Mass. GeneralHospital.
December 31, 2009 | Fenway Park
Rask watches the scene during a snowy practice ahead of the 2010 NHL Winter Classic, where he supported Tim Thomas.
April 1, 2010 | Boston
Rask wins the 7and Player’s Award, given annually to the Bruin for exceeding fan expectations, after going 22-12-5, while leading the league with a 1.97 goals-against-average and save percentage saves of .931 in his first full season.
April 26, 2010 | Boston
Rask leads the Bruins to a win in six games in the first round against the Buffalo Sabres, marking his first career playoff victory. In Game 4 of the series, Rask made one of the best saves of his career with a fully extended diving save from a Mike Grier attempt.
September 30, 2010 | Prague, Czech Republic
Rask smiles with teammate Milan Lucic as the Bruins travel to Europe to kick off the magical 2010-11 season.
June 15, 2011 | Vancouver
Although he didn’t play in the playoffs, Rask dressed for every game as the Bruins’ backup to Tim Thomas in the club’s run for the Stanley Cup.
June 16, 2011 | Boston
Rask steps off the B team plane – wearing special headgear – after the team returns to Boston after winning the Stanley Cup.
June 18, 2011 | Boston
Rask flashes a No. 1 sign during the 2011 Stanley Cup championship parade.
October 4, 2011 | Boston
Rask poses with his 2011 Stanley Cup championship ring.
March 7, 2013 | Boston
Rask escorts Bruins legend Milt Schmidt onto the ice for a ceremonial face-off.
April 20, 2013 | Boston
Rask dons a Massachusetts State Police hat before the Bruins’ first game after the Boston Marathon bombings.
May 25, 2013 | Boston
Rask hosts New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist after the Bruins defeated the Blue Shirts, 3-1, in Game 5 to seal a second-round playoff series.
June 7, 2013 | Boston
Rask leads the Black & Gold to a four-game sweep over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals, closing the series with a 26-save shutout. The goaltender also shut out the Penguins in Game 1 of the CCE (29 saves) and allowed just two goals on 136 shots during the series.
June 17, 2013 | Boston
Rask, playing in his first career Stanley Cup Final, celebrates the Bruins’ 2-0 shutout victory in Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden.
June 24, 2014 | Vegas
Rask won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender after going 36-15-6 with a 2.04 GAA, .930 save percentage and a record seven shutouts. He was also named an NHL First Team All-Star.
February 22, 2014 | Sochi, Russia
Rask helps the Finnish team win the bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
January 1, 2016 | Foxborough, MA.
Rask is preparing for his first career Winter Classic in a 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Stadium.
January 24, 2017 | Boston
Rask with her mother, Irja, on B’s mum’s trip.
January 29, 2017 | Los Angeles
Rask is playing in the NHL All-Star Game for the first and only time in his career. The backstop was also selected for the game in 2020 but opted to spend time with his family during the break and did not take part in the festivities.
April 23, 2017 | Boston
Rask greets ‘Fist Bump Kid’ Liam Fitzgerald before a game at TD Garden.
November 29, 2017 – February 6, 2018
Rask is 19-0-2 with a .941 save percentage and a 1.61 GAA during a torrid 21-game point streak, the longest of his career.
April 25, 2018 | Boston
Rask returns to the Bruins locker room to celebrate after the Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-4, in Game 7 of the first round.
September 19, 2018 | beijing
Rask leads the Bruins to an exhibition game against the Calgary Flames at the NHL Games in China.
January 1, 2019 | South Elbow, Indiana
Rask surpasses Tiny Thompson to become Bruins all-time leader in games played by a goaltender as he suits up for the 469and contest of his career during the NHL Winter Classic at Notre-Dame Stadium. The goaltender made 36 saves in Boston’s 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
February 3, 2019 | washington d.c.
Rask becomes the Bruins’ winningest goaltender with a 24-save shutout against the Capitals. The victory was the 253rd of his career, moving him past Thompson on the all-time B list.
February 16, 2019 | Los Angeles
Rask makes one of the greatest saves of his career with a sensational two-pad save over the Kings’ Alex Iafallo.
April 6, 2019 | Boston
Rask is presented with a special painting commemorating his 253rd career victory.
May 16, 2019 | Raleigh, North Carolina
Rask posted a 24-save shutout to lead the Bruins to a four-game sweep over the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals. For the series, he allowed only five goals on 114 shots.
May 29, 2019 | Boston
Rask, playing in his second career Stanley Cup Final, leads the Bruins on the ice for Game 2 against the St. Louis Blues.
August 11, 2019 | Helsinki, Finland
Rask with his daughters, Vivien and Adélie, at the Bruins’ annual Bear Tracks summer trip.
August 20, 2019 | Boston
Rask, a regular guest on the annual NESN/WEEI Jimmy Fund radio-telethon during his years in Boston, appears at the 2019 event.
October 22, 2019 | Boston
Rask plays in his 500and career game and takes the win over the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 28-save performance.
November 16, 2019 | Boston
Rask makes another career-best save, rushing through the crease to snatch a shot from Evan Rodrigues with the palm of his blocker against the Sabers.
January 16, 2020 | Boston
Rask, joined by his family, is honored at a pre-match ceremony for his 500and career game.
March 10, 2020 | philadelphia cream
Rask makes 36 saves in a 2-0 Flyers shutout, scoring the 50and erasure of his career, in what turned out to be the last game before the NHL was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 28, 2020 | Boston
After the regular season is officially declared over after a nearly three-month hiatus, the NHL announces that Rask and partner Jaroslav Halak have won the William M. Jennings Trophy after allowing the fewest combined goals (167) in the league. Rask was also named a Vezina Trophy finalist and came in second in the voting, third in the top five and fifth in the top seven of his career. He finished first in the NHL with a 2.12 save percentage.
February 21, 2021 | Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Rask attends NHL Outdoors in Lake Tahoe.
April 15, 2021 | Boston
Rask picks up his 300and career victory, becoming just the 38and goaltender in NHL history to reach that record, with a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders at TD Garden.
May 21, 2021 | Boston
Rask wins his 54and career postseason game, surpassing Gerry Cheevers for the most in Bruins history, with 19 saves in Boston’s win over Washington in Game 4 of the first round.
January 11, 2022 | Boston
After missing the first three months of the season while recovering from hip surgery this summer, Rask returns to the Bruins on a one-year, $1 million deal. He won his comeback, 3-2, with a 25-save outing against the Flyers on Jan. 13.
February 9, 2022 | Boston
Rask announces his retirement from the game of hockey, stating that his body did not respond as he had hoped after the operation.