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Stanley Cup Final
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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.
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3