Tuukka Rask

Posted: January 11, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Boston Bruins
  

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The Good: Rask is a talented goaltender with plenty of upside. Rask is likely to develop his movement to the level of the very best in the world. Right now the butterfly goalie moves with an explosive, controlled horizontal slide while maintaining good coverage. He gets back to his feet instantly when needed. With these qualities, when on his game, he has always been able to save his team from no matter how dominant opponents. Rask’s frame is decent and he shows good coverage from time to time but suffers from inconsistent technique, which he will be working on for a long time still. Once Tim Thomas hits the retirement home, Rask will solidify himself as a top goalie in the NHL. When Thomas was injured in 2009-2010, Rask stepped up as the Bruins top goalie, and was very impressive, making the second round of the playoffs. He has been played in a big number of games each season. He shines in big games.

The Bad:  Rask needs to add more bulk in order to become a perennial workhorse starting netminder. At this point his stamina is relatively poor, which also contributes to his inconsistency.  He Still needs to become stronger mentally.

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 Ilves FNL 4 0 1 1 202 15 0 4.46 .875
2005–06 Ilves FNL 30 12 7 8 1724 60 2 2.09 .926
2006–07 Ilves FNL 49 18 18 10 2872 114 3 2.38 .928
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 45 27 13 2 2570 100 1 2.33 .905
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 4 2 1 1 184 10 0 3.25 .886
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 57 33 20 4 3340 139 4 2.50 .915
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 1 1 0 0 60 0 1 0.00 1.000
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 45 22 12 5 2562 84 5 1.97 .931
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 29 11 14 2 1594 71 2 2.67 .918
NHL totals 79 36 27 8 4401 165 8 2.25 .925

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006 Ilves FNL 3 0 3 180 7 0 2.33 .924
2007 Ilves FNL 7 2 5 397 20 0 3.02 .924
2008 Providence Bruins AHL 10 6 4 605 22 2 2.18 .908
2009 Providence Bruins AHL 16 9 7 977 36 0 2.21 .930
2010 Boston Bruins NHL 13 7 6 829 36 0 2.61 .910

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 BOSTON
ON PACE 31 21 8 2 1846 6 48 896 1.59 .945

Drafted: 21st overall, 2005
Toronto Maple Leafs

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