Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

Pekka Rinne

54,090pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
Position Goaltender
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
191 lb (87 kg)
NHL Team Nashville Predators
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born November 3 1982 (1982-11-03) (age 34),
Kempele, FIN
NHL Draft 258, 2004
Nashville Predators
Pro Career 2001 – present

Pekka Rinne (born November 3, 1982) is a Finnish professional hockey goaltender currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

OverviewEdit

Rinne was developed in Kärpät playing predominantly for their junior team between 2000–2003 and after that, for their men's team in championship-winning years 2004 and 2005, mostly as a backup of Niklas Bäckström.

Rinne was drafted 258th overall in the 8th round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. He was signed by the Predators on August 23, 2005 and began his North American playing career with the Predators' top minor league affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. Initially Rinne was slated to be the backup for Brian Finley but, with Finley's disappointing play, Rinne was able to take the starting goaltending job. But, during the summer of 2006, Rinne was "roughed up by a couple of unknown assailants" and dislocated his shoulder. As a result, he had to have surgery and missed the first four months of the season.

Rinne appeared in two NHL games with the Nashville Predators during the 2005–06 season. He compiled a record of 1–1–0 with a .900 save percentage and a GAA of 3.80.

Following Dan Ellis's stellar performance in the 2007-2008 Nashville Predators campaign, starter Chris Mason was traded to the St. Louis Blues and Rinne was called up to serve as back-up to Ellis for the 2008-09 season.

On December 1, 2008, Rinne became only the second Predators rookie goaltender ever to record a shutout. In February 2009, Rinne recorded nine wins in twelve games and had a 0.944 save percentage and a 1.72 goals against average. He was selected as the NHL rookie of the month. On March 14, Rinne set a Predators franchise record with his seventh shutout of the season.

Rinne stand's for Finland's goaltender in 2009 World Championship hockey, with the other one being Karri Rämö. Rinne started the tournament with a shutout in his first game in the Finnish national hockey team, saving 30 shots.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Edit

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2002–03 Kärpät FNL 1 0 1 0 60 7 0 7.00 .788
2003–04 Kärpät FNL 14 5 4 4 824 41 0 2.99 .897
2004–05 Kärpät FNL 10 8 0 1 572 16 0 1.68 .927
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 51 30 18 2 2960 139 2 2.82 .904
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 2 1 1 0 63 4 0 3.80 .900
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 29 15 7 6 1670 65 3 2.34 .920
2007–08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 65 36 24 3 3840 158 5 2.47 .908
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 29 0 0 0.00 1.000
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 52 29 15 4 2999 119 7 2.38 .917
NHL totals 55 30 16 0 4 3092 123 7 2.39 .917

Playoffs Edit

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Kärpät FNL 2 1 0 22 0 0 0.00 1.000
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 14 10 4 734 35 3 2.86 .905
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 0 4 247 12 0 2.91
2007–08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 6 2 4 15 1 2.51 .923


External linksEdit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki