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Pekka Rinne

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Pekka Rinne
Rinne with the Nashville Predators on February 6, 2010
Born (1982-11-03) November 3, 1982 (age 41)
Kempele, Finland
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for NHL:
Nashville Predators
Oulun Kärpät
Dinamo Minsk
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 258th overall, 2004
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2002–2021

Pekka Rinne (born 3 November, 1982) is an Finnish former professional ice hockey goaltender. He played for almost 10 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Nashville Predators. He also played for Oulun Kärpät of the SM-Liiga and for Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

During his career, Rinne was a very successful goaltender. Rinne won the Vezina Trophy in 2017.[1] He also helped lead the Predators to their first Stanley Cup Final in 2017.

On July 13, 2021, Rinne announced that he was retiring from professional hockey.[2] On February 24, 2022, the Predators also announced that Rinne's number 35 jersey would be the first jersey number to be retired in team history.[3]


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  1. "Emotional Rinne Captures First Vezina Trophy". Nashville Predators. Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  2. "Predators Goaltender Pekka Rinne Announces Retirement From NHL". Nashville Predators. Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  3. "Former goalie Pekka Rinne's No. 35 becomes first jersey retired by Nashville Predators". ESPN. Retrieved June 3, 2023.

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