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Former goalie Pekka Rinne rejoins Preds as special adviser

Former goalie Pekka Rinne rejoins Preds as special adviser

Former goaltender Pekka Reinin has been hired by the Nashville Predators to serve as a special advisor for alumni. The move was announced by David Poile, general manager. Rinne is the only franchise player whose number was retired.

Rinne, a Finnish native, was Finland's goaltending coaches during its run to the 2022 World Junior Championship gold medal. Rinne will be able to learn from Predators goaltending coach Ben Vanderklok, and Dave Rook, a goaltending development coach,statement welcome bonus online casino malaysia.

Poile stated that they couldn't have been happier to welcome Rinne home. Poile stated in a statement that Poile was not only an impactful person in the community, but we have no doubt that his valuable resource will be for all of our goaltenders, Having his presence and experience will greatly benefit our entire organization, both on and off the ice.

Rinne will continue to serve as an ambassador for Predators Foundation and take part in the franchise’s alumni activities in Nashville. In July 2021, he retired as the franchise's leader in goaltending statistics including saves (17,627) and games played (683)

The 2018 Vezina Trophy winner is also 19th in NHL history, with 60 shutouts. He is tied for 19th with 369 wins. Rinne was also a Vezina finalist three times and a four-time NHL All-Star.

He also launched the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund together with Shea Weber, a former Predators captain, during the 2012-13 season to help the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. The fund has raised more than $3,000,000 for the hospital and its programs.