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Teemu Selanne | Winger | #8

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (47) / 7/3/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 209
Drafted: 1988 / Rd. 1 (10) / WPG

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Teemu Selanne has indeed been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Selanne was expected to be a lock in his first year of eligibility and he is just the second Finnish-born player to be elected following the induction of Jari Kurri. He compiled 684 goals and 1,457 points in 1,451 career games. Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya and Danielle Goyette were also elected in the player category, while Jeremy Jacobs and Clare Drake will be inducted in the builder category. Mon, Jun 26, 2017 03:37:00 PM

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Teemu Selanne is a strong candidate to headline the 2017 Hall of Fame class when it is officially announced on Monday.

Selanne won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, the Calder Trophy in 1993 after an epic 132-point season, the Rocket Richard Trophy in 1999, the Masterton Trophy in 2006 and four Olympic medals. Selanne is 11th on the all-time list in goals (684) and 15th in points (1,457). Selanne and Daniel Alfredsson are notable first-time eligible candidates, along with a skilled throng of previously passed-over players like Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya and Dave Andreychuk.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 08:15:00 PM

Teemu Selanne will indeed take part of next season's Heritage Classic between the Oilers and Jets.

Selanne will play in the Legends game, of course, in the outdoor event being held at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg on Sunday, Oct. 23rd. Before Selanne was a beloved figure in Anaheim, he was the Finish Flash in Winnipeg. He spent ages 22-25 there scoring 141 goals and 306 points in just 292 games.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 08:55:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 10:32:00 AM

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.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 07:02:00 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.
Sun, Jan 4, 2015 05:40:00 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

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