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2008-09 Pekka Rinne Nashville Predators Game Worn Jersey - Rookie - 1st Career Shutout - Photo Match - Team Letter
Lot #148

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2008-09 Pekka Rinne Nashville Predators Game Worn Jersey - Rookie - 1st Career Shutout - Photo Match - Team Letter
Lot #148
This road white air-knit gamer by Reebok was worn by Pekka Rinne during the 2008-09 NHL season, his rookie year. The Nashville Predators drafted Rinne in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. After spending 4 seasons in his native Finland, where he led his team to back-to-back Finnish Elite League championships, Rinne then joined the Nashville Predators organization in 2005-06. He split time between Nashville and their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee for a few seasons before landing the Predators starting job in 2008-09. Since then this 6’ 5” netminder has started 52, 58, 64 and 73 games respectively the past 4 seasons for Nashville. Rinne has recorded 25 shutouts during that span and his GAA has been spectacular at 2.12 and 2.39 the past couple of years. Rinne earned 2nd Team NHL All Star honors in 2011.

The game wear on this 1st set size 58 rookie sweater consists of stick and puck marks, goal post and crossbar paint transfer and inner pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Rinne wearing this exact jersey during the 2008-09 season. Also worthy of mention is that Rinne wore this jersey while recording his first career shutout on December 1st, 2008. Sewn to the inside hem is the official NHL game worn jersey tagging. A terrific example from Rinne’s rookie season and the year that he took over the starting job between the pipes in Nashville. This jersey will be accompanied by a Predators team letter.