|Written by Miika Arponen|
December 2012 - Rask hasn't scored a point in last 24 games and his ice time has dropped significantly from the start of the season. His target was to move to North America after one season with Jokerit but it seems quite unlikely to happen if he doesn't improve his game.Miika Arponen
October 2012 - Rask moved from the miserable Ilves to the wealthiest team in SM-liiga, Jokerit, this fall. He has been playing a checking role there which suits his active and hard-working playing style well. He has only nine shots in seven games, but he has however managed to get five points (2G, 3A).
April, 2011 - Younger brother of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, Joonas is a versatile forward that can play both center and wing. He is technically very skilled and likes to challenge defenders with his dekes. He has good hockey sense and is at his best on the powerplay. He also has notable leadership capabilities, captaining Finland's national team in both U18 and U20 world championships. His biggest weaknesses are his shot and lack of strength. Rask signed a two year entry level contract with the Predators this spring but will likely play one more season in SM-liiga before moving to North America.
Fantasy Outlook: D+
Upside for a second-line forward but needs to bulk up and improve his shot to become an NHLer.
Joonas Rask highlight reel:
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:41|