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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)
-Is out 1-3 weeks with a sprained knee (updated Jan. 27). -One of three Predators players selected to represent the team at the 2015 NHL All-Star festivities. -One of two NHL goalies in the past seven seasons (M. Kiprusoff, 2008-09, CGY) to record each of his team's first 28 wins. -Has three shutouts this season (Oct. 17 vs. WPG, Nov. 27 vs. EDM, Dec. 9 vs. COL). -His 1.96 GAA and .931 save percentage are third in the League. -Leads all NHL goaltenders in wins (29). -Tallied an assist on James Neal's first goal on Dec. 29 in Chicago. -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

It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.

— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators