Tuukka Rask Reflects on His Unexpected Trade to Boston

Published September 14, 2023 at 2:51
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
Tuukka Rask, the Boston Bruins' all-time winningest goalie, opened up about his trade to the team on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast. He admitted he knew little about the Bruins when the trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs happened in 2006.

He was at a party in Finland when he got the news and wasn't too emotional about it, planning to stay in Finland for a year or two.

Despite being a 21st overall pick by the Leafs in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Rask was surprised by the trade, humorously remarking,

"I'm like, ‘Who the (expletive) watches the Bruins?'"



He entered his first NHL training camp with determination but didn't initially make the team, spending time in the AHL. Rask eventually found success alongside Tim Thomas, forming a strong partnership.

After 15 years with the Bruins, Rask retired in 2022, leaving an impressive legacy with 308 wins, a .921 save percentage, and a 2.28 goals-against average. His journey from an unexpected trade to Bruins legend showcases his dedication and talent.

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