Another World Championships, another Pred named MVP

Pekka Rinne (Sarah Fuqua)

In 2013, it was Roman Josi. In 2014, it’s Pekka Rinne.

Obviously the Nashville Predators want to be playing hockey well into May on this side of the Atlantic Ocean but, given the circumstances, they’ll take success they can get right now. Rinne won silver with Team Finland at the 2014 IIHF World Championships on Sunday but, after the Final, was named the tournament’s MVP.

Another Predator, 19-year old Seth Jones (USA), was named the tournament’s top defenseman.

Finland scored just 18 goals in their seven preliminary round games so they had to rely on goaltending. In his nine games throughout the tournament, Rinne posted a ridiculous 1.88 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage.

Rinne and Jones were each named to the media’s all-tournament All-Star team as well.


PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)