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Pekka Rinne
NUMBER: 35 BIRTHDATE: November 3, 1982  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Kempele, Finland
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: NSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 8th   (258th overall)
2014-15 Season Highlights * Finished runner-up to Carey Price for the Vezina Trophy, given to the League s top goalie as judged by the NHL s 30 GMs. * Was Nashville s nominee for the Masterton Trophy. * Won his 200th career NHL game on March 14 at Los Angeles in his 370th NHL appearance, all which have been as a member of the Preds. * Finished in the NHL s Top 10 in save percentage (.923) and goals-against average (2.18). * Ended the 2014-15 season tied second in the NHL in wins (41) in 64 games played, the second most games played in his career. * Recorded two separate six-game winning streaks during the season. * One of three Predators players selected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game, but was unable to participate due to injury. * Among Finnish-born goaltenders, ranks fourth in games played (376), third in wins (204), and second in shutouts (36).
NHL Second All-Star Team (2011) Signed as a free agent by Minsk (KHL), September 25, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to hip injury at Minnesota, October 22, 2013.
Quote of the Day

Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.

— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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