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The List: Rask Makes Leafs History

When Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made 31 saves to backstop the Beantowners to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, he also made Toronto Maple Leafs history.

How that’s again?

Leafs fans probably don’t reminding of this but let’s remind them anyway. In the 2005 NHL entry draft, Toronto selected Rask 21st overall in the first round out of Finland’s Ilves Tampere. But on June 24th, 2006, before he’d even suited up for a pro game in North America, the Leafs dealt Rask to the Bruins for goaltender Andrew Raycroft.

While Raycroft fizzled out in Toronto, Rask became a Vezina Trophy and Stanley Cup winner in Boston. His victory on Tuesday was the 267th of his NHL career, making Rask the winningest goaltender ever drafted by the Maple Leafs

Most NHL Wins By A Goalie Drafted By The Toronto Maple Leafs

Goalie Draft Year NHL Wins Leafs Wins
Tuukka Rask 2005 267 0
Felix Potvin 1990 266 160
Ken Wregget 1982 225 55
Mike Palmateer 1974 149 127
James Reimer 2006 146 85
Ron Low 1970 102 12
Damian Rhodes 1987 99 20
Alan Bester 1983 73 69
Jeff Reese 1984 53 15
Mikael Tellqvist 2000 45 16
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