March 24, 1990 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
|NHL Draft||198th overall, 2010
Joonas Rask (born March 24, 1990) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with HIFK of the Finnish Liiga. He is the younger brother of the Boston Bruins' goaltender Tuukka Rask.
Before coming to North America, Rask played for Ilves in the then Finnish SM-liiga. On March 23, 2012, Rask opted to sign a two-year entry level contract with the Nashville Predators. 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 June 8, 2014, Rask opted to return to Finland signing a two-year contract as a restricted free agent from the Predators with HIFK.
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- "Rask, Joonas - NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profiles". National Hockey League. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
- "Preds sign prospect Joonas Rask to entry-level deal". Nashville Predators. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- "Two new players to HIFK" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2014-06-08. Retrieved 2014-06-08.