Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, who posted a 9-2-1 record with a 1.72 goals-against average, .944 save percentage and two shutouts in 12 appearances, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for February.
He might also be eligible for the Dan Ellis Award, considering how his season is so closely mirroring Ellis' 2007-8 campaign, while Ellis looks much like Chris Mason:
|Pekka Rinne 2009||35||20||11||1||70||2.15||944||874||.926||6|
|Dan Ellis 2008||44||23||10||3||87||2.34||1147||1060||.924||6|
|Chris Mason 2008||51||18||22||6||130||2.90||1278||1148||.898||4|
|Dan Ellis 2009||33||11||17||3||90||2.93||887||797||.899||3|