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Pekka Rinne Gets Mic’d Up At Practice

Pekka Rinne Gets Mic’d Up At Practice

Everyone knows that Pekka Rinne is in the midst of another Vezina-calibre season, but it’s not often that you get to see the approach that pros like him take in practice.

Rinne was mic’d up for Preds TV earlier this week, and the 8-minute long video offers an interesting sneak peek into what life is like for a goalie at an NHL practice.

In the video Rinne casually chats about breaking in his brand new pads, sings in Finnish, and expresses his love for his goalie partner Carter Hutton – it’s pretty entertaining.

It’s also funny to see how suddenly tight-lipped some of his teammates become when he mentions that he’s mic’d up!

Although Rinne seems to take a lighter approach to practice, when the puck comes down on him, it’s all business. It just goes to show that every practice doesn’t have to be extremely intense. It’s important to continue to love the game, even when playing at an elite level.

Playing hockey should be fun. Players that have success at it, like Rinne, never take things too seriously.

Rinne currently has a stellar 35-8-3 record this season, with a .930 SV%, 2.01 G.A.A, and an unbelievable +22.90 goals saved.

About The Author

Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer for InGoal Magazine, broadcaster for Sportsnet 650, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario with the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks on the radio and work with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade.

2 Comments

  1. Mike Carlson

    I enjoyed watching their practice. I hope all is well.

  2. Richard St-Onge

    I love this! Brings in a different and lighter look at the position. It would be cool to see a handful of these videos as we’d see many different attitudes and rituals.