Bruins sign Tuukka Rask to eight-year extension

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After weeks of negotiations, the Bruins have officially come to terms on an extension for goaltender Tuukka Rask. Rask’s new deal is reportedly set at eight years, $56 million.

The $7 million annual cap hit puts the 26-year old Rask alongside Pekka Rinne as the highest paid goaltender in the NHL.

The deal, though pretty long, locks up an elite young goaltender long-term for the Bruins and at a pretty comfortable price, especially with the league’s salary cap expected to rise within the coming years.

It’s also worth noting that the long-term deal keeps Rask under contract until 2021, when B’s netminding prospect Malcolm Subban will be the age that Rask is now. A lot can happen in eight years, but this deal could keep the Bruins set at goaltender for a very long time.

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