On Wednesday, the Nashville Predators announced they will retire Pekka Rinne’s jersey in February 2022.
Today is, no doubt purposefully, Pekka Rinne’s birthday.
February 24, 2022.— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) November 3, 2021
Pekka Rinne will become the first player in the history of the organization to have his jersey retired.https://t.co/lxG0JXpX6j
He will be the first player in Predators history to have his jersey retired.
But don't ignore the beauty of announcing this on Pekka Rinne's birthday.— Alex Daugherty (@AlexDaugherty1) November 3, 2021
Rinne signed two of his contracts on his birthday, so it's almost like it's a day that means a lot to him.
Rinne skated in 683 contests for the Predators, posting 60 shutouts and 369 wins.
This is quite exciting for Nashville’s most-loved player.