Nashville Preds Goalie Pekka Rinne Announces Retirement From NHL


The GOAT, Pekka Rinne announced his retirement from the NHL today after 15 seasons with the Nashville Predators.

Rinne, leaves as the Preds franchise leader in all goaltending categories after a 683-game career. He also won the Vezina Trophy in 2018.

On his decision to retire, Rinne had this to say

"For more than 15 years, I've been on an incredible, life-changing journey with the Nashville Predators that has taken me to more places than I could have ever imagined and given me more than I could ever hope to give back," Rinne said. "This decision wasn't easy, but I know this is the right one at the right time. As I announce my retirement, I'm thankful for my parents, sisters, fiancé Erika, everyone in the Predators organization - management, coaches and trainers - my teammates and my youth coaches back in Finland. Last but not least, I'm thankful for the people of Nashville. Each of you helped me grow into the man, father and person I am today."


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