Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bruins sign Tuukka Rask to 8-year contract

Tuukka Rask
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins looks on against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Bruins have announced today that they have signed goalie Tuukka Rask to a 8-year contract worth $56 million (annual $7 million cap figure).

Rask is now the highest paid Bruins player on the team. He also is now tied with Predator's goalie Pekka Rinne for the highest cap hit at $7 million for a goalie in the NHL.

In 36 regular season games in 2013, Rask compiled a 19-10-5 record with a GAA of 2.00 and a .929 save percentage with five shutouts. The B’s netminder finished the season tied for fourth in the NHL in wins (19), tied for first in shutouts (five), third in save percentage (.929) and tied for fourth in goals against (1.96). During the 2013 postseason, Rask led the NHL in save percentage (.940), tied for first in shutouts (three) and finished fourth in GAA (1.88) in 22 games. Rask set a club record for home playoff shutout streak at 193:16, spanning from game four of the Conference Final to game three of the Cup Final.


In 138 NHL games, all of which have come with the Bruins, Rask has compiled a 66-45-16 record with 16 shutouts, a .927 save percentage and a 2.15 goals against average. The 26-year-old has appeared in 35 postseason games for the Bruins, amassing a 21-14 record, while posting a 2.15 GAA and a .930 save percentage with three shutouts.

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