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Pekka Rinne | Goalie

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 204
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Pekka Rinne was able to participate in his typical training regimen this offseason.
Hip issues derailed both his 2012 and 2013 summer training programs, the latter due to surgery, so the problem-free offseason is a welcome change. Nashville GM David Poile is confident Rinne will return to form in 2014-15, partly due to the way in which he finished last year. "Pekka was good at the end of the season," Poile said. "I think he confirmed that to himself by playing at the World Championships and being named MVP of the World Championships. We've been in touch with him over the summer and he feels really great, which he hadn't been able to work out actually the last two summers…. A healthy Pekka Rinne makes everybody look better." Both the Predators and Rinne's fantasy owners are counting on a bounce back for the Finnish netminder. Aug 10 - 9:45 PM
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Pekka Rinne had a strong showing at the 2014 World Championship.

Rinne had a 1.88 GAA and .928 save percentage in eight games with Finland. He led the team to a silver medal and was named tournament MVP. After a rough campaign that was derailed by hip problems, it's particularly encouraging to see him start his offseason on a strong note. He's a great bounce back candidate for 2014-15.
May 30 - 2:48 PM

Pekka Rinne had another impressive showing at the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championship on Saturday.

He stopped all 20 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory over the Czech Republic. The shutout was his third in eight games during the tournament. Rinne owns a 1.49 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage. The win propels Finland into the gold medal game against Russia on Sunday.
May 24 - 2:46 PM

Pekka Rinne made 36 saves in Finland's 3-2 win over Canada in the quarterfinals of the World Hockey Championship on Thursday.

Rinne has had a strong tournament. He entered the match with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. Former St. Louis Blues prospect Jori Lehtera recorded three assists in the victory.
May 22 - 4:21 PM

Pekka Rinne posted his second shutout of the 2014 World Hockey Championship on Thursday.

He stopped all 15 of the shots he faced in a 2-0 win over Belarus. Rinne has two shutouts in three appearances in the tournament so far.
May 15 - 5:56 PM

Pekka Rinne made 20 saves in a 4-0 blanking of Germany on Tuesday.

The win was Finland's first of the 2014 World Hockey Championship after losses to Latvia and Russia. Rinne missed most of the regular season with a hip infection, so getting some extra action before the off-season should help him get ready for next year.
May 13 - 3:05 PM

Nashville GM David Poile is fine with Pekka Rinne playing in the IIHF World Hockey Championships for Finland.

"It's a great sign that he'll be getting more game action," Poile said. "Because of the time he missed, he didn't get to play enough hockey this season, so he's still eager to play. His health is good and playing in the tournament bodes well for the future." Rinne missed 51 games this season after undergoing surgery for a hip infection. He wants to train hard over the summer to get ready for next year and getting some additional action next month should help as well.
Apr 23 - 10:48 AM

Pekka Rinne will play for Team Finland in the 2014 World Championship.

Rinne was limited to just 24 games with Nashville in 2013-14, so this is an opportunity for him to get a bit more playing time under his belt before he starts the summer. He previously played for Finland in the 2009 and 2010 World Championships.
Apr 22 - 10:28 AM

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne allowed five goals but was credited with the win in a 7-5 triumph over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night.

Rinne stopped only 20 shots in this high-scoring affair. The Preds still have a game left in the regular season, Sunday in Minnesota, but won't make the postseason. Rinne likely will be playing Sunday. If he does, he'll get a final chance to improve his 10-10-3 record, 2.77 GAA and .902 save percentage.
Apr 12 - 10:59 PM

Pekka Rinne will be in goal Saturday night against Chicago.

He will get the last game of the season off Sunday when the Preds face off against the Wild.
Apr 12 - 1:33 PM

Pekka Rinne was superb on Thursday as he carried the Predators to a 2-0 shutout win over Phoenix.

The game was a crucial one for the Coyotes, but they weren't to solve Rinne, despite firing 29 shots in his direction. The Finnish netminder improves his record to 9-10-3 with the win while his GAA is 2.66 and his save percentage is .906. He should be one of the more undervalued commodities entering next season.
Apr 11 - 12:30 AM

Pekka Rinne is one victory away from becoming Nashville's all-time leader.

He has registered a career record of 161-98-37 in 315 games. Tomas Vokoun picked up 161 victories in 383 contests with the Predators from 1998-2007. Nashville has three games left on their 2013-14 schedule.
Apr 10 - 12:28 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 28 of 30 shots but was beaten twice in the shootout as Nashville was dropped by Dallas 3-2 on Tuesday.

Rinne has now lost three of four, allowing 15 goals in that span. The Finn is 8-10-3 this season with a .902 save percentage and 2.79 goals against average.
Apr 9 - 1:49 AM

Pekka Rinne shook off his poor outing from last week to lift the Predators to a 5-2 win over Anaheim Friday.

Rinne allowed a whopping seven goals on 29 shots in a loss to Dallas a week ago, but after resting up he turned aside 27 of 29 shots to earn a win over Anaheim. The victory improves his record to 8-10-2 while his GAA is 2.84 and his save percentags is an even .900.
Apr 5 - 12:52 AM

Pekka Rinne has a 3-6-1 record since his return from a hip infection.

He has also been pulled twice and he could've received the hook for Friday's game against Dallas as well when he surrendered seven goals on 29 shots. "In perfect conditions it's so hard to play in the NHL, now we're asking him to do that without all the necessary preparation," Predators goaltending coach Mitch Korn said. "You can't just turn on a light switch and expect to get it done. It's hard." Rinne has played some very strong contests since his return, but his play has been inconsistent. He has an .898 save percentage and a 2.89 GAA in 20 appearances this season.
Apr 1 - 9:55 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Olli Jokinen
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Mike Ribeiro
5Colin Wilson
6Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Simon Moser
RW1James Neal
2Craig Smith
3Eric Nystrom
4Derek Roy
5Richard Clune
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Mattias Ekholm
6Anton Volchenkov
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton