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Teemu Selanne | Winger

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (44) / 7/3/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
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Teemu Selanne became the first player to have his number retired by the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.
Selanne is certainly worthy of the distinction as he's by far the greatest player the relatively young franchise has had. He recorded 988 points in a Ducks' uniform, which is more than 300 more than the next best Anaheim player (Paul Kariya) and also has a firm hold on the team's career lead in games played with 966. Over his entire career, Selanne had 684 goals and 1,457 points in 1,451 games with Anaheim, Winnipeg, San Jose, and Colorado. Jan 12 - 10:32 AM

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Teemu Selanne will have his number 8 jersey retired tonight by the Anaheim Ducks.

It should be a moving ceremony as this will be the first number retired by the Ducks for someone who played for them. Wayne Gretzky's number 99 was retired by every team in the league when he left the game. Congratulations to Teemu on the honor. There should be plenty of tears of joy in Anaheim tonight.
Jan 11 - 7:02 AM

The Anaheim Ducks will retire the number 8 of Teemu Selanne on January 11.

Selanne's number will be up in the rafters for all to see as his great career in the NHL and especially with the Anaheim Ducks ended last season. He ends his career with 684 regular season goals and 1457 points in 1451 games and chipped in 44 goals and 88 points in 130 playoff matches. Congratulations to Teemu on the honor and it should be a great night in Anaheim.
Jan 4 - 5:40 AM

Teemu Selanne has apologized following the reaction to his critical comments about Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in his autobiography.

"I’m sorry if I hurt Bruce or anyone else, that was not my intent," said Selanne through a statement. "As I’ve said many times, Bruce is a nice guy, but we simply had a different view on my role with the Ducks." Selanne was reportedly angry at his role on the Ducks and his healthy scratch in Game 4 of April's first round series versus Dallas. The legendary Finn wrote about it in his book, while Boudreau responded that Selanne was one of his favorites, and he would not say anything bad about the future hall of famer.
Source: Yahoo
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 08:31:00 PM

Teemu Selanne's new biography revealed that he didn't see eye-to-eye with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.

Selanne felt Boudreau didn't make proper use of him and pointed to his limited playing time as evidence. That was a longstanding disagreement between them, but it reached its boiling point when Selanne was made a healthy scratch in Game 4 of the Ducks' first-round series against Dallas in 2014. Selanne confronted Boudreau over what he felt was a humiliating act and the two haven't spoken since. Selanne went as far as to skip the exit interviews. Selanne did add that he feels the differences between the two are hockey-related and not personal.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Teemu Selanne said he's tempted to play for Jokerit in the KHL this season.

"If I had to decide about my career a week ago, I'd say my career is over," he said. "NHL career is definitely over. Right now I'd say I'm not going to play." Selanne was reportedly offered $10 million by Jokerit for the 2014-15 campaign, which would be tempting for a lot of people. He hasn't closed the door yet, but it sounds like he's leaning toward life after playing. Selanne is apparently putting together a hockey academy focused on goal scoring, which he mentioned during his press conference as well.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 02:19:00 PM

According to USanomat's Juha Hiitela, Teemu Selanne has been offered $10 million to play for Jokerit in the KHL this season.

He has also reportedly been presented with a deal that would pay him $5 million if he just played in the home games on the team's 2014-15 schedule. The 44-year-old veteran winger won't be playing in the NHL this campaign, but he was considering one last tour of duty with his old Finnish squad.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 06:30:00 PM

The Anaheim Ducks will raise Teemu Selanne's number to the rafters on Jan. 11.

Selanne has played out the final season of his long and accomplished NHL career. He was on four different teams, but the vast majority of his tenure was with the Anaheim Ducks. He won the Stanley Cup with them in 2007 and is the franchise leader in games, goals, assists, shots, and a variety of other categories.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Teemu Selanne's hockey career might not be over after all.

While Selanne won't be returning to the Anaheim Ducks for another season, he is reportedly entertaining the possibility of playing for Jokerit, a Finnish squad that will make its KHL debut in 2014-15. That would complete the circle of Selanne's hockey career as he got his start with Jokerit Helsinki back when they played in the Finnish league before breaking into the NHL.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 04:00:00 PM

The Los Angeles Kings were classy in their tribute to the now-retired Teemu Selanne at the end of the game on Friday.

The Kings stayed on the ice after winning Game 7 in Anaheim and tapped their sticks in honoring Selanne. "We’d stay out there for 20 minutes if we could," Justin Williams said. Selanne was so highly regarded around the NHL, they probably would have. He ends his career with 684 regular season goals and 1457 points in 1451 games and chipped in 44 goals and a similar amount of assists in 130 playoff matches. We wish Selanne all the best in retirement.
Sun, May 18, 2014 05:59:00 AM

The Flash is finished.

"I knew it was either going to be an unbelievable big party or a huge disappointment, and there’s nothing in between," Teemu Selanne said after the Ducks not only were eliminated by the Kings in third-round playoff action Friday night, but vaporized, 6-2. "This time it was not the party, so very disappointing." His 1,581st NHL game — counting the regular season and playoffs — was his final one. "Everything great has to end somewhere," Selanne, 43, said. "Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of sadness, but overall there’s going to be a lot of happiness. I feel very special."
Sat, May 17, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Teemu Selanne needs the Ducks to win Friday to extend his playing career.

Anaheim and Los Angeles are preparing for Game 7 of the second round series. Selanne has committed to retiring at the end of the Ducks' playoff run, so this might be it for him. He has two goals and four assists in 11 playoff games. "Teemu is incredibly important to this organization," Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy said. "The Samuelis (Henry and Susan) own the team, but Teemu has been the team. Forever. But (Friday night), this is bigger than Teemu. This is for our season. We need to be ready to go for everybody. For all 20 guys. For the hundreds of people that work for this team. This is, obviously, an incredibly important game."
Fri, May 16, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Teemu Selanne registered an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over Los Angeles.

Selanne has two goals and six points in 10 playoff games. That's not bad when you factor in that the 43-year-old forward has been averaging just 12:17 minutes per contest. It looks like the Ducks don't plan on using him extensively in his final postseason run.
Tue, May 13, 2014 05:44:00 AM

Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne didn't practice with the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.

That's more than understandable considering their age and experience. It's believed to be just a "maintenance day."
Sun, May 11, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Teemu Selanne scored a goal in Anaheim's 3-2 win over Los Angeles in Game 3 of their second round playoff series on Thursday night.

Selanne scored a power-play goal in the second period and that was his second goal and fifth point in the playoffs. Defenseman Ben Lovejoy and Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, while Patrick Maroon continued his point streak with an assist and he became the first NHL rookie to record a postseason point streak of at least six games since Warren Rychel of the Kings in 1993.
Fri, May 9, 2014 03:40:00 AM

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