The league announced Monday night that the National Hockey League Foundation is giving Rinne $25,000 to donate to a charity or charities. New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and San Jose Sharks forward Kurtis Gabriel were finalists and each will receive $5,000 to donate.
The 38-year-old Rinne has 369 victories since making his debut during the 2005-06 season. The three-time NHL All-Star won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender in 2018.
His charitable work includes forming -- along with former teammate Shea Weber -- the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund that raises money for cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Rinne also has an affiliation with Best Buddies, a nonprofit that advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Finnish player also supports Make-A-Wish and the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's, and he has been a part of charitable initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly led a committee of senior league executives that chose the winner after each team nominated a player for the award.