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Pekka Rinne Announces NHL Retirement

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Pekka Rinne announced his retirement this morning after 15 seasons in the NHL.

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Pekka Rinne announced his retirement from the NHL today.

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.