Patriots, Red Sox Salute Tuukka Rask Following Retirement Announcement

Rask is basking in praise from around town


February 10, 2022

Tuukka Rask retires as a Boston sports icon.

Don’t believe us? Perhaps some praise for the former Boston Bruins goaltender from other local pro teams will convince you.

The Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots both saluted Rask on Thursday, hours after he announced his retirement from the NHL. Rask, who spent 15 years with the Bruins organization, earned plenty of friends and admirers among fellow pros during his tenure in town.

“Always a part of our New England sports fam,” the Patriots wrote in a tweet. “Congratulations, @tuukkarask! #NHLBruins”

The Red Sox followed suit with some plaudits of their own.

“Tuukka, thank you for an unbelievable 15 years in this city!,” the Red Sox wrote in a tweet. “You’ve been incredible to watch.”

The Red Sox’s and Patriots’ tributes join words of appreciation Rask is receiving from the Bruins, some of their current and former players and their fans in the aftermath of his decision to end his NHL career.

Plenty more surely will follow.

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images
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