Former Maple Leaf Reflects Back On Lopsided Trade

Published September 10, 2023 at 11h28
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Tuukka Rask had an amazing career in the NHL.

A few days ago, he reflected on a major event that happened in his early days in the NHL during an interview with Paul Bissonnette on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast.


The Trade

Rask was traded by the Maple Leafs to the Bruins in 2006 in exchange for Andrew Raycroft.

Not only was this a completely lopsided trade, but it also drastically changed the Leafs' and the Bruins' franchises.

As you know, he ended up playing more than 500 games for the Bruins and secured more than 300 wins.

Raycroft participated in fewer than 100 games with the Leafs before signing in Colorado.

Rask Shares Hilarious Story of His Trade to Boston

Rask was still a prospect when he was traded.

Here's the story of how he learned he had been traded:

"It was a midsummer party in Finland,» Rask explained. «I was 18 or 19. We're on a three-day bender, it's not getting dark. At around midnight, 2 am, I get a phone call from my agent and he's like, ‘Hey, you've been traded to the Bruins,' and I'm like, ‘Uhh, okay, great.' I didn't give a sh*t — 25 beers deep at the time, we'll deal with it on Monday."

You can see the full interview in the video below:

As seen on Daily Hive - "25 beers deep": Rask learned Leafs traded him in the middle of a three-day bender
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Former Maple Leaf Reflects Back On Lopsided Trade

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