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Bruins Sign Goalie Tukka Rask to Eight-Year $56 Million Contract

by Tj Llewellyn | Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Tukka Rask


Tukka Rask may want to consider taking Tim Thomas out for dinner or vacation or something to thank him for stepping aside.

According to a story via Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, the Boston Bruins have signed Thomas’ former understudy to a lucrative deal.

Just one year after Rask stepped into Tim Thomas’ skates and took over as the team’s No. 1 goaltender, Rask and the Bruins have agreed on an eight-year deal worth $56 million.

Rask was one of the league’s elite stoppers this season, putting himself in Vezina contention with a 19-10-5 record, a 2.00 GAA and a .929 save percentage. He topped those numbers in the playoffs, winning 14 games and posting a league-best .940 save percentage and a 1.88 GAA.

As the numbers clearly state, Rask took advantage of the opportunity of being the Bruins No.1 goaltender after Thomas decided to take a full year off. The Bruins didn’t miss a beat with the previously untested Rask, falling just a few games shy of winning the Stanley Cup.

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