Win/Loss – 359-201-74
Shutouts – 58
Save % – 0.917
GAA – 2.42
So you had to see this coming. Pekka Rinne is hands down the best goaltender that the Nashville Predators have ever had.
Drafted in 2004, Rinne got the full time starting gig in 2008 and has never looked back. It will be hard to see him finally hang up the skates for good, and hopefully we won’t have to see him in another team’s uniform.
In his 14 years with the only NHL team he has ever played for, Rinne has a great win/loss record to help carry some incredible Predators teams to new heights.
Rinne’s GAA is respectable at 2.42, which is the best among all Predators goaltenders. He’s had some great defenses in front of him as well, but the longevity is what’s amazing.
The Vezina Trophy winner has helped carry the Predators into the NHL playoffs for the past five seasons, and eight seasons in total.
Other notable accomplishments include Vezina finalist for three seasons before winning it finally, 44 shutouts in the past decade (58 total) and a goaltender goal this season against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Rinne has this season and next season left on his contract. We need to cherish these final moments with our beloved goaltender. He is the foundation of this franchise, and probably will remain that for many more years to come.
Now we need to get him a well-deserved Stanley Cup.
Honorable Mentions : Chris Mason, Mike Dunham
All statistics provided by HockeyReference.com