Originally written on PredsOnTheGlass  |  Last updated 10/22/14

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators looks on against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on November 5, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Predators 4-0. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The National Hockey League announced today that Pekka Rinne was one of three finalist for the 2012 Vezina Trophy that will be given out at the NHL Awards Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel in Las Vegas on June 20.

The Vezina Trophy is voted upon by NHL General Managers and goes to the "goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position."

The other nominees are Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Jonathan Quick from the Los Angeles Kings.

Last year, Rinne finished a close second to Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins. He also finished fourth in the Hart Trophy balloting which was won by Anaheim's Corey Perry. Rinne actually finished ahead of Thomas in the Hart voting.

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