Bruins Goalie Rask Signs Eight-Year Contract Worth $56 Million

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask signed an eight-year contract worth $56 million, General Manager Peter Chiarelli said.

Rask compiled a 19-10-5 regular-season record and a 2.00 goals against average in 2013 for the Bruins, who made it to the Stanley Cup finals before losing in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago won the finale 3-2 on June 24 when it came from behind by scoring two goals in the last 76 seconds.

The 26-year-old native of Finland finished the season tied for fourth in the National Hockey League in wins with 19, tied for first with five shutouts and third in save percentage at .929.

In 138 NHL games, Rask has compiled a 66-45-16 record with 16 shutouts, a .927 save percentage and a 2.15 goals against average.

Rask was drafted 21st overall in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins acquired Rask from the Maple Leafs in exchange for Andrew Raycroft on June 24, 2006.

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