- Date of Birth
- Age 33 Years Old
- Famous Name Tuukka Rask
- Country Finland FI
- Birth Name Tuukka Mikael Rask
- Birth Place Savonlinna, Finland
- Famous Name Tuukka Rask
- Father Jari Rask
- Mother Ijra Rask
- Net Worth $20 million
- Salary $7 million
- Nationality Finnish
- Ethnicity Finnic
- Profession Ice hockey goaltender
- Currently Working For Boston Bruins
- Awards Vezina Trophy (2014)
- Children Vivien Rask
- Affair with Jasmiina Nikkila
- Girlfriend Yes
Tuukka Mikael Rask, well recognized as Tuukka Rask is a Finnish ice hockey goaltender, who is currently signed to the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was picked 21st overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs and was traded to the Bruins in 2006. He won the 2013-14 Veniza Trophy.
As of 2019, the goaltender has an estimated net worth of $20 million and an annual salary of $7 million. Furthermore, he is in a relationship with his high school sweetheart Jasmiina Nikkila with whom he shares a daughter. Continue to scroll for information about his career, net worth, personal life, children and more.
Tuukka Rask's Net Worth and Endorsement
The significant source of Tuukka Rask earning is his professional ice hockey career. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated $20 million. Presently, he is signed to Boston Bruins where he gets paid $7 million. His upcoming projected annual salary for 2019-20 and 2020-21 is $7 million each.
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2007||$850,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2008||$850,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2009||$850,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2010||$1,000,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2011||$1,500,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2012||$2,048,780|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2013||$6,000,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2014||$7,500,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2015||$7,500,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2016||$7,500,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2017||$7,500,000|
|Tuukka Rask Salary 2018||$7,000,000|
He is currently under 8-year contract with Bruins worth $56 million. His first professional contract in 2007 earned him the annual salary of $850,000 and has so far earned $43,098,780 from salary. For riding, he has BMW 525d car.
Tuukka Rask's Personal life; Is he Married?
Tuukka Rask is in a romantic relationship with his high school girlfriend, Jasmiina Nikkila. The pair is blessed with an adorable baby girl, Vivien Rask, born in 2014. later two years, rumors floated that the two was expecting their second child. However, there are no further details about this, and no news announcing the birth.
CAPTION: Tuukka Rask with his girlfriend Jasmiina Nikkila SOURCE: Playerswags
Rask seems to be pretty secretive about his private life. He rarely shares his personal information to the outer world including public and media. Also, he is inactive on Instagram and Twitter.
So all we can do right now is to wait and watch till Tuukka Rask turns his longtime girlfriend, Jasmiina Nikkila into his lawfully wedded wife.
There were several rumors about the couple expecting another baby in 2016 but that proved to be false as no any news came into the media about the birth of their second child.
Furthermore, his long-time partner, Jasmiina is native of Tampere, Finland and currently resides in Boston, with Rask and their daughter. She often comes to Boston full season with Tuukka and returns to Finland with him in the summer.
Jasmiina speaks English but with a thick Finnish accent. Also, she has been active with the other Bruins player’s WAGs at charity events. What's more, she is best friends with her boyfriend’s coach daughter, Raina Julien.
Tuukka Rask's Early Life
Tuukka Rask is a native of Savonlinna, Finland, born on 10th March 1987, to Jari Rask and Ijra Rask. His birth sign is Pisces. By nationality, he is Finnish and belongs to the Finnic ethnic group.
He grew up alongside his younger brother, Joonas Rask, playing ice hockey together. His brother Joonas is also an ice hockey player who plays as a forward in Finnis Liiga for HIFK.
Tuukka Rask's Playing Career
Tuukka Rask began his career in the youth teams of his hometown club SaPKo. Later, he switched to Tampere-based Ilves Jr. in the Finnish Junior League where he played 28 games, recording 1.86 GAA, two shutouts, and a .935 save percentage. In the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, he was a top-ranked European goaltender.
Toronto Maple Leafs
In the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Tuujja Rask was picked 21st overall in the round one by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Before playing a single season, he was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for goaltender Andrew Raycroft.
On 5th May 2007, Tuukka Rask signed a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins. He spent his first season with the Providence Bruins.
On 5th November 2007, he was called up to the Boston Bruins for the first time. On 20th November, he set his first NHL win, a 4-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
YouTube: Tuukka Rask Best Saves
On 3rd October 2008, he was reassigned to Providence. He had the best save percentage (.952)among the goalies in pre-season play, followed by teammates Kevin Regan (.857), Manny Fernandez (.875), and Tim Thomas (.952).
At the end of 2008-09 season, he was recalled by Bruins to serve as a second goaltender against the New York Rangers.
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On 5th November 2009, he signed an extension contract with Bruins which would keep him through the 2011-12 season.
In the 2009-10 season was the only rookie in NHL history to the lead the leagues with a sub-2.00 GAA, lead the league in save percentage and supplanted the Vezina Trophy winner but was not named as a finalist for the rookie of the year award.
During 2010-11 season, when Bruins won the Stanley Cup, Rask became only the second Finnish goaltender after Antti Niemi.
On 28th July 2012, Rask against extended his contract with Bruins, signing a one-year deal worth $3.5 million. During his lockout, which ended on 6th January 2013, he played for HC Plzen.
Again on 10th July 2013, Rask re-signed an eight-year contract with Bruins, worth $56 million.
He had a career-high 21 game point streaks during the 2017-18 NHL season. In 2018 NHL playoffs, Rask played 12 games and posted a 2.88 GAA and a .903 save percentage which is his worst since the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Tuukka Rask's International Play
At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Rask played in four of Finland’s six games winning the Bronze medal. Patrice Bergeron won the gold medal in Ice Hockey Men that year.
CAPTION: Tuukka Rask in Olympics with is Bronze Medal SOURCE: Bleachers Report
World Cup of Hockey
On 2nd March 2016, it was announced that Rask was to be the opening goaltender for Team Finland in the World Cup of Hockey 2016. He played in two out of three tournaments and in out of three pre-tournament.
Off the ice
In the year 2015, a newly discovered species of wasp in Kenya was named Thaumatodryinus Tuukka Rask indirect reference to the Bruins goaltender. The author’s reason for doing so is "his species is named after the acrobatic goaltender for the Finnish National ice hockey team and the Boston Bruins, whose glove hand is as tenacious as the raptorial fore tarsus of this dryinid species.”