|6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
216 lb (98 kg)
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ak Bars Kazan
|Born||May 22, 1987,|
|Pro Career||2001 – present|
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.
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 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.
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.