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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)
2015 Playoff Notes: - Recorded an assist on Craig Smith's goal in Game Two, his second career playoff helper (first, 2011), making him the first NHL netminder to tally a point this postseason. NHL Playoff Notes: - In 2012, established postseason franchise records in goals-against average (1.81) and save percentage (.944) in a series during the Preds five-game victory in the WCQ vs. DET. - Posted Nashville s second playoff shutout, and the first of his career, with 32 saves in Game Three of the 2012 Western Conference Semifinal versus the Coyotes. Additional Playoff/Championship Notes: - Was named the MVP at the 2014 WC in Belarus after posting a 6-3 record, 1.88 GAA, .928 save percentage and three SOs to lead Finland to a silver medal. - Also at the 2014 WC, named to the Media All-Star Team and named one of Finland s three best players. - Helped Karpat Oulu capture Finnish Elite League championships in 2004 and 2005.
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.
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He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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