Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask announces retirement after 15 NHL seasons

Tuukka Rask is hanging up his pads for good.

The Boston Bruins goaltender announced his retirement from hockey after 15 seasons in the NHL.

A statement from Tuukka Rask.#NHLBruins

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 9, 2022

“Over these last few weeks, I’ve realized that my body is not responding the way it needs to for me to play at the level I expect of myself and that my teammates and Bruins fans deserve,” Rask wrote in a statement.

Rask steps away as one of the greatest goalies in franchise history. His 544 starts and 308 wins both rank first on the team’s all-time leaderboard, and he won the Vezina Trophy in 2014. He backed up Tim Thomas when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011, and he twice led the team to the Stanley Cup Final as a starter in 2013 and 2019.

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