Rask assigned to Milwaukee

Photo courtesy of ilves.com
Photo courtesy of ilves.com

The new faces continue to pop up on the Admirals’ roster as the team has added Finnish forward Joonas Rask.

Rask was drafted by Nashville with the 198th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL draft and today the club assigned him to Milwaukee.

The 23-year old has seen action in 211 games in Sweden’s SM-liiga, playing 159 of those games for the Ilves club. He was lent to Jokerit this season where he’s scored five goals and dished five assists in 52 games. For his career, Rask has recorded 75 SM-liiga points including 34 goals.

Eliteprospects.com’s Matias Strozyk describes Rask as “a left-handed forward who can play as both a center and winger. A very good skater. Useful on both power play and penalty kill. Not very good physically.”

He’s listed at 5’11” 181 pounds, and (if you haven’t already heard or guessed) he’s the younger brother of Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask.

Here’s some highlights from his Ilves days.

So Roundtable, what do you think about this move? He’s looking like Milwaukee’s replacement for Daniel Bang, who was recalled by the Preds earlier this week. With his perceived speed and smaller stature who would you put him on a line with? How cool is it having two guys on the same roster with the first name Joonas?

3 thoughts on “Rask assigned to Milwaukee”

  1. He’s an able body to help plug a hole for now, it’ll be nice to get him ice time and see what he can do. He may surprise us with his ability, smaller guys show guts and carry the chip on the shoulder that they have more to prove, look at cory conacher.

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