• Rask played for Sweden at the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge and the Under-18 World Championships in 2010. At the Under-18 World Championships in 2011, he finished with five points (2-3--5) in six games -- he won two World Championship silver medals (2010, 2011).
• In 2010-11, he played 13 games for Leksand’s junior team (3-9-12) and 37 games for Leksand’s senior team (5-6-11).
It's a fresh wound right now. I didn't really get a chance to say goodbye. I owe a lot to the fans. The same reason why they fell in love with me many years ago I think is the same reason why they probably understand what I'm all about. I think I'm a character guy. I know this is hard for them. I didn't take this decision lightly, but I knew it was the right one.
— Martin St. Louis after being traded from the Lightning to the Rangers on Wednesday