Tuukka Rask Biography

( 1987 - )
August 14, 2019
First published on:May 21, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Tuukka Rask

Date of Birth: 1987, March 10
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: Finland
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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.

Year Salary
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.

CAPTION: Tuukka Rask with his daughter Vivian SOURCE: Pinterest

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

Finland

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.

Boston Bruins

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.

Early in the 2016-17 regular season, Rask sustained a groin injury. Some of his teammates are Brad MarchandZdeno CháraPatrice Bergeron etc.

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

Olympics

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.”


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