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WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE MEDAL GAME, USA VS. FINLAND
Team USA's Bobby Ryan celebrates an assist on Jack Johnson's goal against Team Finland's goalie Tuukka Rask during the third period of the bronze medal World Junior Hockey Championship game at Vancouver's GM Place, January 5, 2006. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Tuukka Mikael Rask (born March 10, 1987) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Rask was drafted 21st overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. On June 24, 2006 his rights were traded to the Bruins in exchange for goaltender Andrew Raycroft.

Rask started his career in the youth teams of his hometown club SaPKo.

He then played in 26 games for the Tampere-based Ilves Jr. in the Finnish Junior League. His goals against average (GAA) was 1.86 with two shutouts and a .935 save percentage. He was the top ranked European goaltender in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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