Jun 9, 2014, 4:15 PM EST
There’s only one hockey-playing Rask in North America now.
On Monday, Nashville forward Joonas Rask signed on with HIFK of Finland’s SM-liiga, the club announced. Joonas is the younger brother of Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, and had been with the Predators organization for the last two seasons after being selected at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Joonas, 24, came to the Preds with some promise after scoring 18 points in 32 games for Tampere in 2011-12. He made his NHL debut during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign, registering an assist in two games for the Predators, but struggled to adjust to North American hockey and spent all of last season underwhelming in AHL Milwaukee, scoring just four goals in 58 games.
- L.A. Sorry? Kings waive Mike Richards 32
- Bobrovsky out 4-6 weeks, Jackets recall goalie Forsberg 1
- Blue Jackets proud as Columbus shows it’s a hockey town 16
- From contract dispute to All-Star MVP, Johansen’s had quite the year 16
- Marc-Andre Fleury would like to remind the Columbus crowd that the Penguins beat the Blue Jackets in the playoffs 27
- Cannonball Run…and gun: Team Toews wins highest-scoring game in ASG history 23
- Supercut: Every goal from the highest-scoring period in All-Star Game history 7
- Video: Team Foligno survives shootout, wins Skills Competition 4
- Video: Weber wins hardest shot with 108.5 mph blast 13
- Video: Lightning’s Drouin wins fastest skater 7
- Columnist: Flyers ‘orchestrated’ fight night versus Pens during meal at ‘a local steakhouse’ (130)
- Flyers’ Rinaldo: ‘I changed the whole game, man’ (112)
- Video: Rinaldo tossed for boarding Letang (79)
- Report: Flyers’ Rinaldo waives right to an in-person hearing (61)
- Video: NHL offers Flyers’ Rinaldo in-person hearing (57)