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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)
-One of three NHL goaltenders to have played in seven or more overtime games this season and not allowed a goal. -Has three shutouts this season (Oct. 17 vs. WPG, Nov. 27 vs. EDM, Dec. 9 vs. COL). -His 1.87 GAA and .933 save percentage are third in the NHL. -Has stopped 19-of-21 shootout attempts this season, including 14 straight. -Leads all NHL goaltenders in wins (21). -Has been in net for all 21 of the Preds wins this season. -In games following a loss, is 7-0-0 with a 1.13 goals-against average and .960 save percentage. -Named NHL's November Third Star of the Month after going 10-1-0 with a 1.70 GAA and a .938 save percentage. -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

I didn't even know how to celebrate. I threw my hands up, they gave me a hug, so I guess that's all I needed.

— Sabres forward Tim Schaller on scoring his first NHL goal Sunday against the Bruins