Pekka Rinne is a Finnish professional hockey goaltender who currently plays for the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators (NHL). From 2000 to 2003, he was a member of the Karpat junior team. Predators selected him in the fourth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Pekka is from Finland as his name suggests. He was born on November 3, 1982, in Kempele, Finland, to Jukka and Helene Rinne. Pekka has a sister named Anna Payorala, as well as a brother-in-law named Mike Payorala. Rinne’s hockey prowess blossomed during his high school years. He was assigned to the minor leagues after graduating from high school. He agreed to a seven-year, 49-million-dollar contract with the team. Other than that, educational qualifications and college details aren’t mentioned or available right now.
Pekka Rinne Career
Rinne uses the popular butterfly goaltending style, dropping to his knees early and blocking low shot attempts with his leg pads. Rinne is the NHL’s fifth-tallest goaltender, standing at 6’5” (1.96m), which allows him to reach far with his stick and leg pads. For a tall goaltender, he has excellent footwork and a strong glove hand, but he uses a smaller stick than most goaltenders.
Rinne was named to the All-star team and named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 IIHF world championship in May 2014, as Finland won the silver medal. The following year, Rinne competed in the 2015 IIHF world championship and was named the tournament’s best goaltender, setting a new international Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) record for minutes without allowing a goal.
Pekka has a verified Instagram account with 87.7 K followers and 45 following. He posts less frequently on Instagram and has 49 posts until now.
Pekka Rinne Biography
|Real Name||Pekka Rinne|
|Birth Date||3 November 1982|
|Age (as of 2021)||38 Years|
|Birth Place||Kempele, Finland|
|Profession||Ice Hockey Player|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 5” – in Centimeters – 195 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 98 kg – in Pounds – 216 lbs|
|Shoe Size||14 (U.S.)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Is he a Gay?||No|
The handsome hockey goaltender was said to be engaged to professional singer Kirsi Lehtosaari in April 2013. Lehtosaari was a contestant on the voice of Finland, a reality shows similar to American idol that promotes talented singers. Their relationship came to an end abruptly in July 2015.
Pekka Rinne Net Worth
As of 2021, the total net worth of Pekka is ranging between $10 to $15 million. As per the reports, he recks about $7 million every year from salary so actual numbers should be way too more. However, based on reliable sources, we stated these numbers and the main source of income would be his profession as a hockey player. He signed many contracts and the winning amounts which added him a handsome amount of numbers in fortune and wealth.
- Every year, Pekka Rinne, a hockey player, swallows a whopping $7 million.
- Pekka Rinne, a goalie for the Nashville Predators, has announced his retirement from the NHL after a 15-year career.
- Pekka and his girlfriend have a son together.
- Rinne is a four-time NHL All-Star and the franchise leader in wins and shutouts.
- He also holds the record for the most NHL victories by a Finnish-born goaltender.
- Rinne is one of only 12 NHL goaltenders to have scored a goal in both the regular season and the playoffs.
- Rinne signed a two-year, $10 million contract extension with Nashville on November 3, 2018.
- On March 16, 2017, Rinne became the 67th goaltender in NHL history to play at least 500 games.