Finnish ice hockey goaltender Tuukka Rask plays for Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted the athlete at 21st overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. However, a year later, in 2006, he was traded to the Bruins. In the 2019’s playoffs, Rask is leading the NHL in all relevant postseason categories, making him an elite goalie.
Here is everything about Tuukka Rask bio, including his wife, daughter, net worth, contract, salary, age, height, and wiki trivia.
|Birth Name||Tuukka Mikael Rask|
|Birthday||10th March 1987|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Profession||Ice Hockey Player|
|Parents||Jari Rask and Irja Rask|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
Tuukka Rask Wife and Daughter
Rask is currently in a relationship with his high school sweetheart, Jasmiina Nikkila. Though he hasn’t married his long-time girlfriend, they share a daughter and live together.
In 2014, the couple welcomed a baby girl, whom they named ‘Vivien Rask.’ Two years later, rumors started circulating that the two were expecting their second child, but the news turned out to be a hoax.
Rask resides in Boston with his wife-to-be and their daughter. His girlfriend often travels to Boston full season and returns to Finland with him in the summer. Jasmiina has been active with other Bruins player’s WAGs at charity events. Additionally, she is best friends with the daughter of her boyfriend’s coach, named Raina Julien.
Tuukka Rask Career & Contract Details
Rask kicked off his ice hockey career from the youth teams of his hometown club, SaPKo. Later, he switched to Tampere-based Ilves Jr. in the Finnish Junior League. He was a top-ranked European goaltender in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
In the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, the athlete was picked 21st overall in the round one by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was later traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for goaltender Andrew Raycroft.
On May 5, 2007, Rask signed a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins. On November 5, 2009, he extended his contract with Bruins, which would keep him through the 2011-12 season.
When Bruins won the Stanley Cup during the 2010-11 season, Rask became the second Finnish goaltender after Antti Niemi. On 28th July 2012, he extended his contract with Bruins, signing a one-year deal worth $3.5 million. Again, on 10th July 2013, he re-signed an eight-year contract with Bruins, worth $56 million.
Tuukka Rask Salary & Net Worth
As an athlete, Rask earns most of his income through his professional ice hockey career. He is signed to Boston Bruins, where he gets paid $7 million a year, including bonuses.
Rask is under 8-year contract with Bruins, which is worth $56 million. In 2007, his first professional contract earned him the annual salary of $850,000. So far, he has made $43,098,780 from salary. He even owns a BMW 525d car.
As of 2019, his net worth dwells around $20 million.
Tuukka Rask Wiki – Bio: Age, Height, Parents, Brother
Tuukka Mikael Rask was born in Savonlinna, Finland on March 10, 1987, which makes his age 32. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He was born to parents – Jari Rask and Irja Rask. He has a younger brother, named Joonas Rask, who is also a professional ice hockey player. His brother plays as a forward in Finnis Liiga for HIFK.
Rask has a tall, rangy height of 6 feet 2 inches.