Predators | Pekka Rinne announces her retirement

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(Nashville) Goalkeeper Pekka Rinne has announced his retirement after 15 seasons in the NHL, the Nashville Predators said in a statement on Tuesday.

Rinne, 38, has played 683 career games on the Bettman Tour, all with the Predators.

He dominates virtually every category in goaltending in the history of the Tennessee club, including number of games played, number of wins (369), average goals against (2.43), total playing time ( 39,413: 29), the number of shutouts (60) and the number of saves (17,627). Rinne ended his career with a cumulative record of 369-213-75.

“For over 15 years, it has been an incredible adventure that has changed my life. The Nashville Predators have taken more place in my life than I ever could have imagined, and they have given me more than I could have hoped for. It was not an easy decision to make, but it is the right one, ”said the Finn.

Rinne won the Vézina Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s most valuable goaltender, in 2018, and was a finalist for it on three other occasions (2011, 2012 and 2015). He has also appeared in the All-Star Game on four occasions (2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019) during his illustrious career.

Rinne had been selected in the eighth round, 258e in total, by the Predators in the 2004 NHL Draft.

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