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Pekka Rinne

34-Year-Old Goalie – Nashville Predators

2016-17 NHL Stats

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31

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19

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3

GAA

2.42

SV%

.918

2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The 2016-17 campaign was a fairly average one by Rinneís standards -- which is to say, an improvement over his disappointing 2015-16 -- as the Finnish netminder cracked the 30-win plateau for the sixth time in his career. However, it was the postseason where Rinne really sho...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 217   DOB: 11/3/1982   BORN: Kempele, Finland   DRAFTED: 8th Rd, #258 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pekka Rinne Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Predators in November 2011.

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Rinne stopped 27 of 28 shots from the Penguins in Game 6 at home Sunday, but that lone goal allowed was enough for the opposition to break out the Stanley Cup trophy for the second straight season.

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Pekka Rinne NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 22 3 1 0 0 0 3.81 4 40 36 .900
2007-08 24 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 8 8 1.000
2008-09 25 52 29 15 4 7 2.38 119 1435 1316 .917
2009-10 26 58 32 16 5 7 2.53 137 1541 1404 .911
2010-11 27 NHL NSH 64 33 22 9 6 2.12 134 1905 1771 .930
2011-12 28 NHL NSH 73 43 18 8 5 2.39 166 2153 1987 .923
2012-13 29 NHL NSH 43 15 16 8 5 2.43 99 1101 1002 .910
2013-14 30 NHL NSH 24 10 10 3 2 2.77 63 645 582 .902
2013-14 30 AHL MIL 2 2 0 0 0 0.99 2 35 33 .943
2014-15 31 NHL NSH 64 41 17 6 4 2.18 140 1807 1667 .923
2015-16 32 NHL NSH 66 34 21 10 4 2.48 161 1744 1583 .908
2016-17 33 NHL NSH 61 31 19 9 3 2.42 144 1757 1613 .918
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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

58:29

Average Time On Ice

On average, Pekka Rinne was on the ice for 58:29.

Year Ice Time
2014-15 60:10
2015-16 59:01
2016-17 58:29

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Pekka Rinne
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Jun 11 PIT 0 1 0 1.03 1 28 27 .964
Jun 8 @PIT 0 1 0 9.00 3 9 6 .667
Jun 5 PIT 1 0 0 1.00 1 24 23 .958
Jun 3 PIT 1 0 0 1.02 1 28 27 .964
May 31 @PIT 0 1 0 5.58 4 25 21 .840
May 29 @PIT 0 1 0 4.14 4 11 7 .636
May 22 ANA 1 0 0 3.00 3 41 38 .927
May 20 @ANA 1 0 0 1.02 1 33 32 .970
May 18 ANA 0 1 0 2.61 3 37 34 .919
May 16 ANA 1 0 0 1.00 1 20 19 .950
May 14 @ANA 0 1 0 4.21 4 26 22 .846
May 12 @ANA 1 0 0 1.74 2 29 27 .931
May 7 STL 1 0 0 1.02 1 24 23 .958
May 5 @STL 0 1 0 2.11 2 32 30 .938
May 2 STL 1 0 0 1.00 1 33 32 .970
Apr 30 STL 1 0 0 1.02 1 23 22 .957
Apr 28 @STL 0 1 0 3.10 3 20 17 .850
Apr 26 @STL 1 0 0 3.00 3 30 27 .900
Apr 20 CHI 1 0 0 1.00 1 31 30 .968
Apr 17 CHI 1 0 0 1.58 2 36 34 .944
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Apr 15 @CHI 1 0 0 0.00 0 30 30 1.000
Apr 13 @CHI 1 0 0 0.00 0 29 29 1.000
Apr 8 @WPG 0 1 0 2.03 2 36 34 .944
Apr 6 @DAL Did Not Play
Apr 4 NYI 0 0 1 1.97 2 32 30 .938
Apr 2 @STL Did Not Play
Apr 1 MIN 1 0 0 0.00 0 31 31 1.000
Mar 30 TOR 0 1 0 2.07 2 16 14 .875
Mar 28 @BOS 0 1 0 3.05 3 30 27 .900
Mar 27 @NYI Did Not Play
Mar 25 SAN 1 0 0 2.00 2 28 26 .929
Mar 23 CGY 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
Mar 20 ARI 1 0 0 1.00 1 26 25 .962
Mar 18 @CAR Did Not Play
Mar 16 @WAS 1 0 0 0.98 1 23 22 .957
Mar 13 WPG 1 0 0 3.87 4 34 30 .882
Mar 11 @SAN Did Not Play
Mar 9 @LOS 0 0 1 2.86 3 34 31 .912
Mar 7 @ANA 0 0 1 2.81 3 42 39 .929
Mar 4 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 2 @MON 0 1 0 2.07 2 26 24 .923
Feb 28 @BUF 1 0 0 3.87 4 32 28 .875
Feb 26 EDM 1 0 0 4.00 4 32 28 .875
Feb 25 WAS Did Not Play
Feb 23 COL 1 0 0 2.03 2 22 20 .909
Feb 21 CGY 0 0 0 9.60 4 13 9 .692
Feb 19 @CLM Did Not Play
Feb 18 @MIN 0 1 0 4.07 4 32 28 .875
Feb 12 DAL 1 0 0 3.05 3 21 18 .857
Feb 11 FLA 0 0 0 8.89 4 16 12 .750
Feb 9 @NYR Did Not Play
Feb 7 VAN 1 0 0 2.00 2 33 31 .939
Feb 4 DET 0 1 0 1.05 1 19 18 .947
Feb 2 EDM 1 0 0 0.00 0 31 31 1.000
Jan 31 @PIT 0 1 0 4.21 4 38 34 .895
Jan 26 CLM 1 0 0 3.05 3 33 30 .909
Jan 24 BUF Did Not Play
Jan 22 @MIN 1 0 0 2.00 2 23 21 .913
Jan 20 @EDM 1 0 0 1.88 2 32 30 .938
Jan 19 @CGY Did Not Play
Jan 17 @VAN 0 1 0 1.03 1 26 25 .962
Jan 14 @COL 1 0 0 2.00 2 30 28 .933
Jan 12 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 10 VAN 1 0 0 0.94 1 30 29 .967
Jan 8 @CHI 0 1 0 3.05 3 29 26 .897
Jan 6 @FLA Did Not Play
Jan 5 @TAM 1 0 0 1.00 1 28 27 .964
Jan 3 MON 0 0 1 1.88 2 43 41 .953
Dec 30 @STL Did Not Play
Dec 29 CHI 0 1 0 3.10 3 23 20 .870
Dec 27 MIN 0 0 1 2.90 3 39 36 .923
Dec 22 LOS 0 1 0 4.00 4 26 22 .846
Dec 20 @NJD Did Not Play
Dec 19 @PHI 1 0 0 0.92 1 32 31 .969
Dec 17 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 15 MIN 0 1 0 3.05 3 17 14 .824
Dec 13 STL 1 0 0 3.00 3 26 23 .885
Dec 10 @ARI 0 1 0 4.07 4 34 30 .882
Dec 8 @DAL 0 1 0 9.60 4 18 14 .778
Dec 6 COL 1 0 0 3.05 3 28 25 .893
Dec 4 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 3 NJD 0 0 1 4.69 5 22 17 .773
Nov 29 @COL 1 0 0 3.00 3 40 37 .925
Nov 27 @WPG Did Not Play
Nov 25 WPG 1 0 0 1.00 1 23 22 .957
Nov 23 DAL 1 0 0 2.00 2 35 33 .943
Nov 21 TAM 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
Nov 19 @STL 0 1 0 3.16 3 34 31 .912
Nov 17 @OTT 1 0 0 1.00 1 31 30 .968
Nov 15 @TOR Did Not Play
Nov 12 ANA 1 0 0 0.00 0 27 27 1.000
Nov 10 STL 1 0 0 1.02 1 24 23 .958
Nov 8 OTT 1 0 0 1.02 1 34 33 .971
Nov 5 CAR 0 0 1 1.85 2 25 23 .920
Nov 3 @ARI 0 0 1 1.88 2 28 26 .929
Nov 1 @COL 1 0 0 1.02 1 29 28 .966
Oct 29 @SAN 0 1 0 3.10 3 26 23 .885
Oct 27 @LOS 0 0 1 2.81 3 45 42 .933
Oct 26 @ANA 0 1 0 6.86 4 17 13 .765
Oct 22 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 21 @DET 0 1 0 4.07 4 42 38 .905
Oct 18 DAL 0 1 0 2.07 2 37 35 .946
Oct 15 @CHI Did Not Play
Oct 14 CHI 1 0 0 2.03 2 24 22 .917

Pekka Rinne: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rinne will cover the cage at home for Game 6 against the Penguins on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

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Rinne was pulled from Thursday's Game 5 against the Penguins after giving up three goals on nine shots.

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Rinne will start between the pipes in Thursday's Game 5 against the Penguins, NHL Network reports.

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Rinne denied 23 of 24 shots at home on the way to a Game 4 victory over the Penguins on Monday.

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Rinne will be between the pipes Monday for Game 4 against the Penguins, Kristopher Martel of Fox Sports Tennessee reports.

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Rinne stopped 25 of 26 shots in Saturday's Game 3 win over Pittsburgh.

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Rinne will man the posts for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday, with the series against the Penguins turning to Nashville, The Tennessean reports.

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Rinne saved 16 of 17 shots during the first two periods before allowing three goals in the first 3:28 of the third frame and being pulled from Wednesday's Game 2 loss to Pittsburgh.

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Rinne will remain in the road net Wednesday for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals versus the Penguins, PennLive reports.

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Rinne saved only seven of 11 shots during Monday's Game 1 loss to Pittsburgh.

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Rinne will be in the crease for Monday's Game 1 against Pittsburgh, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

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Rinne saved 38 of 41 shots during Monday's Game 6 win over Anaheim.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016-17

Rinne was not quite as sharp in 2015-16 as he was the previous season. Sure, he finished with a 34-21-10 record, with those 34 wins representing the third-highest total of his career, but that loss total was one of his highest ever and his ratios stats declined substantially, particularly his save percentage (.908, down from .923) and GAA (2.48 vs. 2.18). His numbers were even worse in the postseason, and he failed to win a game on the road as Nashville was bumped after two rounds. Has time finally caught up to the 33-year-old Rinne? Was last year the start of a general decline or just a bump in the road? A 60-plus-game starter the last couple of seasons, he should still have a lot left in the tank, so we could again see him rebound, just as he did in 2014-15 after struggling with injury and ineffectiveness the year before. The Predators should once again be one of the stronger teams in the Western Conference this year, so Rinne should at the very minimum deliver for fantasy owners in leagues that value volume and victories.

2015-16

After a hip injury derailed Rinneís 2013-14 season, the netminder was widely viewed as a prime bounce-back candidate entering last season. And boy, did he ever deliver. Rinne appeared in 64 games for the Predators last season, finishing second in the NHL with 41 wins and posting a remarkable .923 save percentage. The 32-year-old reestablished himself as an elite goaltender and was fantasy gold on a much-improved Nashville team that got terrific performances out of breakout stars Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi, as well as offseason acquisition Mike Ribeiro. With a young and rising team in front of him, Rinne is a must-own fantasy option entering the 2015-16 campaign. The Finnish goalie, who has posted at least 30 wins in each of his four full NHL seasons, uses his terrific size and athletic ability to be unbeatable in the crease -- he's quite capable of winning games all on his own. You just canít beat that.

2014-15

Normally a very reliable fantasy selection, 2013-14 was not the season to be a Rinne owner, as he missed nearly four months of the season with a hip injury, then split time with backup Carter Hutton once he returned to the lineup. Overall, Rinne played in just 24 games last season, and finished with a mediocre 10-10-3 record. Furthermore, his 2.77 GAA and .902 save percentage were the worst peripheral stats of his career, and he was outplayed by Hutton, who went 20-11-1 in his absence. This season, a healthy Rinne will surely be given the chance to earn back his undisputed No. 1 status, despite Huttonís solid performance last year. Fantasy-wise, Rinne will surely drop down many of your fellow ownersí depth charts following his disappointing season last year, so donít hesitate to scoop him up after heís been passed on a few times. Rinne is a world-class goalie and is poised for a big year given the upgraded talent that now surrounds him.

2013-14

Rinne was once again a workhorse between the pipes for the Predators last season, tying for second in the league in games played (43) and games started (42). His five shutouts tied him for first with four other goalies, however his 15 wins put him way down the list in that category. Pound for pound, Rinne remains one of the NHL's most talented netminders, but playing for an offensively-challenged team like the Preds means he will be in tough to get a win on any given night. Rinne is a great pick if your league rewards for peripheral goalie stats such as GAA and SV%. But for wins-only leagues, he's a bit of a risk.

2012-13

Rinne cemented his status as one of the NHLís elite goaltenders last season, posting a career-high 43 wins. He also ranked among the league leaders in save percentage (.923) and goals-against average (2.39). Along with Shea Weber, Rinne remains one of the cornerstones of the Predators franchise, having inked a seven-year, $49 million contract with the team in November 2011, meaning heís going to be around a long time. Draft with confidence.

2011-12

In 2011-12, Rinne will enter the second and final season of a two-year, $6.8 million contract. Last season, he was second among NHL goalies in SV% (.930) and third in SV% (2.12). However, there were 14 other goalies who had at least as many wins (33) as Rinne, the result of playing for the offensively-challenged Predators. From a fantasy perspective, expect Rinne to remain solid in the aforementioned peripheral stat categories this upcoming season, but he will likely still be challenged as far as wins are concerned, unless the Preds can somehow squeeze more offense out of their forward lines.

2010-11

Rinne started out the season in a platoon situation with Dan Ellis for the job of #1 netminder in Nashville. However, thanks to a solid run in March that saw him win six consecutive games, Rinne eventually became the main man between the pipes for the Preds, and was a big reason why the team managed to grab the seventh playoff spot in the Western Conference. Before the season was even over, the Preds all but anointed Rinne their #1 starter going forward, signing him to a new two-year, $6.8 million contract in February and allowing Ellis to sign with Tampa Bay in the offseason. Rinne is considered one of the better young goalies in the NHL right now, but he is probably a year or two away from entering "elite" status. Don't overpay to get him on draft day.

2009-10

Rinne burst onto the scene for the Predators in 2008, first splitting starts with incumbent starter Dan Ellis, then taking the starting job through the force of his abilities. He ended up playing in 52 games, posting 29 wins, a 2.38 GAA, a .917 SV%, and seven shutouts. Now that the job is his, more wins seems likely and the GAA and SV% should remain fine. The seven shutouts might not be repeated, but he should be one of the best goalies in the league anyway.

2008-09

The Finnish goalie only has three NHL games under his belt, but he is ready to become the backup in Nashville. With the departure of Chris Mason, Rinne has been bumped up the ladder to the backup role. He has made quite an impression on the coaching staff in his time as the No. 1 net minder for the Admirals of the AHL. Rinne appeared in 65 games for Milwaukee last season and posted a 36-24-3 record with a strong 2.47 GAA and steady .908 save percentage. The prospect goalie may get a lot of action this season. We expect about 30 starts to keep No. 1 goalie Dan Ellis fresh, but they should be productive starts and he should be worthy of fantasy consideration in very deep leagues.

2007-08

The Finnish goalie only has two NHL games under his belt, but he is ready to become the backup in Nashville. With the departure of Tomas Vokoun, Rinne was bumped up the ladder to the backup role. Rinne has made quite an impression on the coaching staff in his time as the No. 1 net minder for the Admirals of the AHL. Despite missing part of last season with a shoulder injury, Rinne appeared in 29 games for Milwaukee and he posted a 15-7-6 record with a strong 2.34 GAA and stellar .920 save percentage. Rinne may only get about 20 or so starts this season, but they should be productive and he should be worthy of fantasy consideration in very deep leagues.

2006-07

Rinne will probably not make any impact with the Predators this season. Rinne underwent surgery for a dislocated shoulder in early September and will miss half the season. Drafted in the 8th round of the 2004 draft, Rinne served notice last season with AHL affiliate Milwaukee that he will some day be an NHL goalie. He racked up 30 wins with a decent GAA of 2.82 and save percentage of .904 to lead the Admirals to an appearance in the Calder Cup Finals.