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Jussi Rynnas
Jussi rynnas.jpg
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
216 lb (98 kg)
SHL Team
F. Teams
Linköping HC
SM-liiga
Ässät
Mestis
Sport
Kiekko-Vantaa
Suomi-sarja
FPS
AHL
Toronto Marlies
Texas Stars
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Dallas Stars
ECHL
Reading Royals
Liiga
Kärpät
KHL
Ak Bars Kazan
DEL
Krefeld Pinguine
Teams Finland
Nationality Finnish
Born May 22, 1987,
Pori, Finland
Pro Career 2001 – present

Jussi Rynnäs was born on May 22, 1987 in Pori, Finland. He is a Finnish ice hockey goalie currently playing with the Linköping HC of the SHL.

Career[]

As a junior player, Rynnäs was never considered a prime talent and was, for example, never drafted in the NHL. He played all the way through his junior career with the Ässät organisation. In the 2005-06 season, he appeared with the senior team for the first time, while being the second goalie for a play-off game with the Ässät of the SM-liiga, but he did not play a single second. In the next season, Rynnäs was the second goalie for a few games, but still did not appear on the ice in a game.

After his junior season, Rynnäs was struggling signing a contract and played the 2008-09 season with the Sport of the Mestis, FPS of the Suomi-sarja and with the Kiekko-Vantaa of the Mestis.

However, Ässät signed him for the 2009-10 season and, after impressive performances in the pre-season games, Rynnäs got more and more responsibility and ended up becoming Ässät's number one goalkeeper and a fan favourite. In the end of the season, several NHL teams showed interest, and Rynnäs signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.

Rynnäs played the 2010-11 season with the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. In the next season, Rynnäs played 2 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL, 22 games for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL and 14 games for the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

In the 2012-13 season, he played one more game with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL and another 21 games with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. After this season, Rynnäs moved back to Europe.

Rynnäs spent the 2013-14 season with the Kärpät of the Liiga.

Rynnäs then moved back to North America for the 2014-15 season while he signes with the Dallas Stars of the NHL. He played 2 games for the Stars and 39 regular season games plus another 2 play-off games with their AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars.

In 2015, he moved back to Europe once again to sign with the Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL. He spent there one season, then he signed again with the Kärpät of the Liiga and stayed there for 3 seasons.

In 2019, Rynnäs moved to Germany to play there one season with the Krefeld Pinguine of the DEL. After the 2019-20 season, Rynnäs signed an one-year contract with the Linköping HC of the SHL.

Statistics[]

    Regular Season   Playoffs   Awards  
Season Team League GP W L T MIN PM SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN PM SO GAA SV%
2009-10 Ässät SM-Liiga 31 14 13 1 1658 69 2 (3) 2.50 92.92 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Rynnäs played also a third shut-out game in the 2009-2010 season against JYP. As he missed one second from a full game (playing 59.59), the Finnish league statistics system does not count the game as a shutout.

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