Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/24/14
Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara won’t be the only members of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask’s posse at the NHL Awards show on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. The netminder, who is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, will reportedly be taking along a friend: 9-year-old Will Lacey, a cancer patient from Braintree, Mass. Lacey and Rask will both be wearing John Varvatos on the red carpet, judging by this tweet: Tuukka Rask makes the wish come true of a little boy with cancer. They will both wear JV at tomorrow's @NHL Awards! http://t.co/fY0I1wxGgC— John Varvatos (@johnvarvatos) June 23, 2014 Rask is no stranger to bringing smiles you young B’s fans faces. Back in March, Rask and the Bruins hosted 9-year-old Topfield, Mass., native Maddie Santosuosso to take the ice with her favorite team and get some goaltending tips from her favorite player. Maddie suffers from stage IV sarcoma, a rare tissue cancer. Her visit was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bergeron is up for the Selke Trophy, which he won in the 2011-12 season, while Chara is up for the Norris Trophy — and award he took home following the 2008-09 campaign. Rask is up for his first-ever Vezina. Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Semyon Varlamov (Colorado Avalanche) are the other nominees. This is the first Vezina nomination for all three goalies. Stick tap to the Boston Herald’s Steve ConroyFiled under: Boston Bruins, John Beattie, NHL, Top Stories
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