Rinne retires after 15 seasons with the Predators
“For more than 15 years, I’ve been on an incredible, life-changing journey with the Nashville Predators that has taken me to more places than I could have ever imagined and given me more than I could ever hope to give back,” the goalie said. “This decision wasn’t easy, but I know this is the right one at the right time.”
His final NHL game was on May 10th and he shut out the Carolina Hurricanes.
683 games played.
1 career goal.
Simply the best. pic.twitter.com/mtTFTsWmbb
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 13, 2021
Some key points from Wild GM Guerin on the Parise/Suter buyouts
- “The cap, expansion, roster and opportunity for young players were all factors in the decision, which Guerin said had been deliberated for the past 6-8 months.
- Guerin said he didn’t consider trades. (Parise and Suter also had NMC in their contracts.) Guerin said he felt this was the “cleanest way.”
- Guerin said the #mnwild didn’t have cap space to field a team. Said the team will try to re-sign players and go to free agency.”
Guerin added that in years three and four where the two buyouts carry about a $14 million cap hit, “those years will be tough.”
Nikita Kucherov had a cracked rib.
All players will be ready for training camp.