Does Tuukka Rask Have Sister? Meet Brother Joonas Rask

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Tuukka Rask, has no sister. However, the former ice hockey goaltender has a younger brother, Joonas Rask, who is also a professional ice hockey player.

Both brothers are deeply passionate about the sport, developing successful careers in the world of ice hockey.

Tuukka Rask, A Finnish Former Ice Hockey Goaltender
Tuukka Rask, A Finnish Former Ice Hockey Goaltender (Source: Instagram)

Tuukka Mikael Rask is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender who played for 15 seasons in the NHL.

Many consider him the top goaltender in Boston Bruins history and one of Finland’s greatest netminders.

Born in Savonlinna, Finland, Rask began his hockey career with his hometown team, SaPKo, before moving to Ilves Jr. in Tampere, Finland.

He eventually graduated to the senior team, playing in the top-flight Finnish league, SM-liiga.

In the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Rask was chosen by the Toronto Maple Leafs as the 21st overall pick.

However, before he could play for the Maple Leafs, he was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Andrew Raycroft.

This trade is now seen as one of the Maple Leafs’ biggest regrets. Rask thrived with the Bruins, winning Stanley Cups and Vezina Trophies, while Raycroft struggled in Toronto.

Does Tuukka Rask Have Sister?

Tuukka Rask does not have a sister, but he has a younger brother named Joonas Rask. The brothers grew up playing ice hockey together. 

Tuukka’s sibling, Joonas Rask, was born on 24 March 1990 and is three years younger than him.

Like his brother, Joonas is also a professional ice hockey player and currently plays with Lulea HF of the SHL.

Tuukka Rask's Brother Joonas Rask
Tuukka Rask’s Brother Joonas Rask (Source: Instagram)

He started his career with Ilves in the Finnish SM-Liga, where he showcased his skills before being selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.

Joonas spent time with the Milwaukee Admirals, the AHL affiliate of the Predators, during the 2013-14 season before returning to Europe.

He signed a two-year contract with HIFK, where he continued to excel after spending five seasons with them.

Eventually, Joonas moved to Sweden and signed with Örebro HK of the SHL in April 2019.

Tuukka Rask’s Family

Tuukka and Joonas Rask hail from Savonlinna, Finland, where their parents, Jari and Irja, raised them.

Although their parents prefer to keep a low profile and lead a private life, they have been a significant source of support for both Tuukka and Joonas throughout their careers.

Tuukka has gained recognition for his achievements in ice hockey, inspiring Joonas to follow in his footsteps.

Joonas Rask With His Brother Tuukka
Joonas Rask With His Brother Tuukka (Source: Pinterest)

Unlike Tuukka, Joonas didn’t reach NHL stardom. He continues to follow his hockey passion, now with Lulea HF in the Swedish Hockey League.

Meanwhile, Tuuka has already started his own family. He got married to a long-time girlfriend, Jasmiina Nikkila, in 2022 in Capri, Italy. 

The retired Bruins goaltender and his wife, Jasmiina, are proud parents of three adorable children.

Their daughters are Vivien (born in 2014), Adelie (born in 2016), and Livia (born in 2020). 

Jasmiina’s Instagram shows that their eldest daughter, Vivien, is taking a dance class called Little Beats at The Dance Academy.

Currently, the family of four enjoys a content life, frequently seen having fun at parks and beaches and traveling on vacations.

Chanda Rai
Chanda Rai

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