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Joonas Rask (born 24 March 1990) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with Örebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He is the younger brother of the Boston Bruins' goaltender Tuukka Rask.[1]

Joonas Rask
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Born (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 29)
Savonlinna, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Örebro HK
Ilves
Jokerit
Nashville Predators
HIFK
NHL Draft 198th overall, 2010
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2008–present

Playing careerEdit

Rask was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 7th round (198th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Before coming to North America, Rask played for Ilves in the then Finnish SM-liiga. On 23 March 2012, Rask opted to sign a two-year entry level contract with the Nashville Predators.[3] In the following season, Rask remained in Finland as he was loaned to Jokerit by the Predators. Upon completion of the Finnish season Rask then moved to North America to end the 2012–13 season, appearing in 2 games with the Predators, contributing with an assist.

In the last year of his contract with the Predators, Rask was assigned to American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals for the duration of the 2013–14 season. In a disappointing transition to North American hockey, he produced just 14 points in 58 games with the Admirals.

On 8 June 2014, Rask opted to return to Finland signing a two-year contract as a restricted free agent from the Predators with HIFK.[4]

After five seasons in the Liiga with HIFK, Rask left following the 2018–19, signing a two-year contract with Swedish club, Örebro HK of the SHL on 20 April 2019.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nashville Predators 2010 Draft Coverage". Nashville Predators. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Rask, Joonas - NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profiles". National Hockey League. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Preds sign prospect Joonas Rask to entry-level deal". Nashville Predators. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Two new players to HIFK" (in Finnish). HIFK. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Welcome Joonas Rask" (in Swedish). Örebro HK. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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