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2008-09 Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins Game Worn Jersey - 1st NHL Shutout - Photo Match - Team Letter
Lot #150

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2008-09 Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins Game Worn Jersey - 1st NHL Shutout - Photo Match - Team Letter
Lot #150
This home black air-knit gamer by Reebok was worn by Tuukka Rask during the 2008-09 NHL season. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Rask in the 1st round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. This native of Finland spent several years playing for Ilves Tampere in Finland’s SM-liiga before coming over to North America. Before he ever stepped foot on the ice for the Leafs, they traded Tuukka to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Andrew Raycroft. Rask now has 5 seasons of service between the pipes for the Bruins and in the spring of 2011 he became only the 2nd Finnish born goalie in history to capture the Stanley Cup.

The 2009-10 season was a special one for Rask. He took over the starting job from Bruins hero Tim Thomas and went on to lead the NHL in GAA with a spectacular 1.97 and in save percentage with a terrific .931. In 45 games that season Rask won 22 of them, 5 by way of shutout making for quite an impressive rookie campaign.

The 2008-09 season saw Rask play in a lone game for Boston after serving for a brief while as the team’s backup while Manny Fernandez was rehabbing a back injury. It was during that game that Rask wore this jersey and recorded his first NHL shutout in a 1-0 victory against the New York Rangers in front of the hometown Boston fans.

The game wear on this 1st set size 58+ goalie cut sweater consists of stick and puck marks, goal post paint transfer and pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Rask wearing this exact jersey in the aforementioned game during the 2008-09 season. Sewn to the inside hem is the official NHL game worn jersey tagging. This important gamer will forever be easily identifiable thanks to the puck mark in the 10:00 hour of the crest, as having been worn during Tuukka’s first ever NHL shutout! This jersey will be accompanied by a Bruins team letter.