Pekka Rinne announced his retirement from the NHL today.
It's impossible to put into words what Pekka Rinne means to the Nashville Predators, the fans and the city of Nashville.— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 13, 2021
Thank you for the best 15 years, Peks. pic.twitter.com/4wBB639rBy
Rinne spent 15 years with the Predators, the team that drafted him. That’s 638 games in gold.
The official news release can be found here.
OTF will have additional coverage of Rinne’s announcement later today. There is a press conference scheduled at 11:00 on Tuesday, and we expect to hear from Rinne himself.
Rinne penned a retirement letter to the Smashville faithful in The Players Tribune.
“Nashville has become my home, and I have tried to make this community a better place than when I first arrived,” Rinne said. “Over time, I’ve learned what this organization is all about, and that’s family. I’ll cherish the memories and friendships I’ve made for the rest of my life.”
Thank you, Pekka. From the bottom of our hearts...thank you.