2012-13 stats: 19-10-5, 2.00 goals-against average, .920 save percentage, five shutouts
2013-14 projection: 36-13-8, 2.09 GAA, .918 save percentage, nine shutouts
Best attribute: Rask showed last year that he could be a solid No. 1 goalie when he took over after Tim Thomas decided to take the year off. He knows how to rise to the occasion.
Rask had demonstrated he was an excellent backup prior to last year, but he handled the primary responsibilities without any issues. This year, he should be even better as he grows more experienced.
Rask has excellent fundamentals for his position. He also has the size (6'3") that allows him to take most of the holes away from shooters. He relishes the big moments and seems to play his best in the biggest games. He showed some weakness at holding onto third-period leads last year, but if he can clear that up, he should contend for postseason honors in 2013-14.