Bruins Lock Up Rask for Eight Years

Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Tuukka Rask gambled and now he's $56 million richer.

The Boston Bruins signed goalie Tuukka Rask to a eight-year contract worth $56 million Wednesday.

Rask had an opportunity to sign a long term deal last summer but chose to sign a one-year contract worth $3.5 million betting on himself to have a good season.

Rask did more than that.

He led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final by putting up a .940 save percentage, three shutouts and a 1.88 goals-against average in the 2013 postseason.

Rask was good during the regular season as well compiling a 19-10-5 record to go along with a .929 save percentage and a 2.44 GAA.

The 26-year-old Rask is now tied with Nashville's Pekka Rinne as the highest-paid goalie in the NHL.

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