Tuukka Rask’s girlfriend Jasmiina Nikkila, became much more well known around Boston once Tuukka was given the starting gig. We know that Nikkila’s in Boston via Finland, so the same path Rask took (minus the unfortunate stop in Toronto). We’ve read they have been together since high school, but this was from a site that claimed Lucic was dating the coach’s daughter, so take that as you will. Rask and Nikkila have been together for many years. Tuukka even brought her with him as he toured with him the Lord Stanley’s Cup when Rask brought it to Finland. Reportedly fluent in English but with a thick Finnish accent, Nikkila has been active with the other Bruins player’s WAGs at charity events.
Rask is considered one of the better young goalies in the league. Recovered from a groin injury that sidelined him for a couple of months last season, he re-upped with the Bruins in June on a one-year deal. He was drafted in 2005 by the Maple Leafs, but for some reason they let him go for next to nothing (aka Andrew Raycroft). Thanks Canada!
Lucky for Bruins fans, Tuukka Rask’s girlfriend Jasmiina Nikkila has a good sense of timing. Rather than have the couple’s first child close to the original due date, possibly during game 1 or game 2 of the Bruins’ second round series in the playoffs, Tuukka Rask’s daughter Vivien Rask was born after the games were done (and the Bruins tied up the series).
We also have it on good authority that Jasmiina Nikkila is pregnant once again. And by good authority, we mean that someone saw them having maternity photos taken in Boston’s public gardens. Jasmiina, Tuukka and their daughtere were all photographed during the session. A lovely time appeared to be had by all. No word on whether the child is a boy or a girl, but we’ll know in less than nine months.