Predators signal reigning Vezina winner Pekka Rinne to 2-year contract | NHL


The Predators have signed goalie Pekka Rinne to a two-year deal value $10 million, the crew introduced Saturday.

Rinne, 36, will make $6 million in 2019-20 and $Four million in 2020-21.

The goalie received the Vezina Trophy which is awarded to the very best goaltender within the NHL as he went 42-13-Four whereas posting a .927 save share final season.

“Pekka Rinne has been probably the most impactful participant our franchise has ever had, each on the ice as one of many NHL’s finest goaltenders, and off the ice as a pacesetter locally,” Predators president of hockey operations/normal supervisor David Poile mentioned in a launch. “Each the group and Pekka need him to play his whole profession with the Predators, and this helps accomplish that goal, whereas additionally stabilizing our goaltending for at the very least the subsequent two seasons past 2018-19. We really feel the tandem of Pekka and Juuse Saros is among the many finest within the league.”

Rinne has been restricted to 6 video games this season as he was on injured reserve for an excellent period of time with an undisclosed harm.

The Predators have the very best document within the NHL at 10-3-Zero with 20 factors by 13 video games. They’re coming off of a 6-0-Zero street journey.

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