Tuukka Rask, Firefighter?

Tuukka Rask trades in hockey pads for fire fighter equipment for MDA (Credit: Boston Fire Department Facebook Page)

Last night Tuukka Rask traded in his hockey equipment for a fire fighting equipment as he visited Engine 7 fire station in Back Bay.

There he met with three ambassadors from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as well as the local fire fighters in Engine 7. Rask was there to help kick off the “Fill the Boot” campaign.

On Monday, Rask along with the MDA, the ambassadors, and the fire fighters will be collected money during the Bruins/ Toronto Maple Leaves game.

Ed Kelly, the President of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, was happy to have Rask there to help kick off the campaign.

“I think it’s great for the Bruins to get involved, and for Tuukka to come to the firehouse, Kelly said. “I think it will really gear people up for the ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign. And it’s really all about these kids.” (Via NHLBruins)

Rask seemed to really enjoy donning the fire fighter suit equipped with a axe and oxygen tank.

“Today was really fun,” Rask said. “We had a couple kids here and showed them around the fire trucks, had me put the gear on and made them laugh a little bit. So it was just about showing these kids the fire station and having a good day.”(Via NHLBruins)

Tuukka Time is currently sidelined with a lower body injury but it’s good to see the goalie out and about helping around the community while not being able to play.

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