Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne retiring after 15 seasons

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) smiles as he receives a standing ovation from the crowd and his teammates after the Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes in an NHL game in Nashville, Tenn., in this Monday, May 10, 2021, file photo. Rinne, the 2018 Vezina Trophy winner, is retiring after 15 seasons. Rinne, 38, announced his decision Tuesday morning, July 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne made sure to stick around Nashville longer than usual after the season ended with the Predators’ first-round playoff exit.