Originally posted on Section 303  |  Last updated 4/12/13

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators gets a drink 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)
RINNE SELECTED AS TOP ADMIRAL OF ALL-TIME  Countdown Celebrates 35 Years of Professional Hockey Milwaukee, WI—In conjunction with the team’s celebration of 35 Years of Professional Hockey, presented by BMO Harris Bank, the Milwaukee Admirals are proud to announce that goaltender Pekka Rinne has been selected as the Top Admiral of All-Time as determined by a combination of fan vote, conducted earlier this season, and a panel of Admirals experts comprised of former players, coaches, and management. Rinne come to Milwaukee in 2005 as the presumed back-up to Brian Finley. However, his play early on dictated that the be elevated to the number role, a job he wouldn’t relinquish for the remainder of his time with the Admirals. In his rookie season he finished with 30 wins, was selected as the starting goalie in the AHL All-Star game, and helped to guide the Admirals to the Calder Cup Finals. The Kempele, Finland native missed the first half of the 2007-08 campaign with an injury, but retur...
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