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Pekka Rinne
NUMBER: 35 BIRTHDATE: November 3, 1982  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Kempele, Finland
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: NSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 8th   (258th overall)
-Is out 1-3 weeks with a sprained knee (updated Jan. 27). -One of three Predators players selected to represent the team at the 2015 NHL All-Star festivities. -One of two NHL goalies in the past seven seasons (M. Kiprusoff, 2008-09, CGY) to record each of his team's first 28 wins. -Has three shutouts this season (Oct. 17 vs. WPG, Nov. 27 vs. EDM, Dec. 9 vs. COL). -His 1.96 GAA is second and .931 save percentage is third in the League. -Leads all NHL goaltenders in wins (29). -Tallied an assist on James Neal's first goal on Dec. 29 in Chicago. -Named Most Valuable Player at the 2014 World Championship after posting a 6-3 record, 1.88 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and three shutouts to lead Finland to a silver medal despite having only two other NHLers on the roster. -Finished the 2013-14 season with 10 wins despite missing 51 games to injury. -Titles won: 2004 & 2005 SM-Liiga Championships
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 and resulting surgery.
Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals