Bruins sign Tuukka Rask to new 8-year contract

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask celebrates as the his team defeats the Pittsburgh Penguins in double overtime in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 5, 2013.  Credit: Reuters
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask celebrates as the his team defeats the Pittsburgh Penguins in double overtime in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 5, 2013. Credit: Reuters

Tuukka Rask is here to stay for the long haul. Through 2021 to be exact.

The Bruins announced Wednesday that their franchise goaltender will get a franchise deal, an eight-year contract worth $7 million annually.

Rask was phenomenal throughout the Bruins’ run to the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, leading the league in save percentage (.940) while recording three shutouts. In 36 regular season games Rask recorded a 19-10-5 record, owning a 2.00 GAA.



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