The National Hockey League announced today, December 30, that Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has been named to the 2020 NHL All-Star team.
This is the second selection for Rask and David Pastrnak , who was named Atlantic Division captain earlier this month. Rask previously competed in the 2017 All-Star Game in Los Angeles, while Pastrnak participated last season in the 2019 All-Star Game in San Jose.
Rask ranks seventh in the NHL with a 2.31 goals against average and is tied for ninth in save percentage (.923) and wins (15). The 6-foot-3, 176-pound goaltender’s two shutouts this season were on October 12, a 31-save effort against the New Jersey Devils, and on October 26, in a 3-0 win against St. Louis. On October 22, Rask recorded a 4-2 win in his 500th NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team that drafted him 21st overall in 2005.
The 32-year-old Savonlinna, Finland native has played 519 games in his career, which include 499 starts, 280 wins, a 2.28 goals against average and .921 save percentage.