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Teemu Selänne
Teemu-ducks-cropped
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Nickname(s) The Finnish Flash
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
Teams Anaheim Ducks
Colorado Avalanche
San Jose Sharks
Winnipeg Jets
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born July 3 1970 (1970-07-03) (age 46),
Helsinki, FIN
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1988
Winnipeg Jets
Pro Career 1986 – 2014


Teemu Ilmari Selänne (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈteːmu ˈilmɑri ˈselænːe]), nicknamed "The Finnish Flash" (born 3 July 1970), is a Finnish former professional ice hockey winger. He began his professional career in 1989–90 with HIFK Helsinki of the SM-liiga and played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Winnipeg JetsAnaheim DucksSan Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche. Selänne is the highest scoring Finn in NHL history, and one of the highest overall; he retired in 2014 11th all-time with 684 goals and 15th with 1,457 points. He holds numerous team scoring records for both the Winnipeg/Phoenix/Arizona franchise and the Anaheim Ducks. His jersey number 8 was retired by the Ducks in 2015. On 27 January 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Selanne was part of the second group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

Selänne was a first round selection of the Jets, tenth overall, at the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, but initially remained in Finland. He led the SM-liiga in scoring as part of Jokerit's Kanada-malja winning team in 1991–92 before moving to North America. He broke into the NHL by scoring 76 goals in 1992–93. It remains the league record for most goals by a rookie and earned him the Calder Memorial Trophy as the top first-year player in the NHL. He has scored 50 goals in a season three times and topped 100 points on four occasions. He played in 10 NHL All-Star Game, was named to four post-season All-Star Teams and won the inaugural Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy in 1998–99 as the league's leading goal scorer. He was named recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2005–06 for perseverance and dedication to the game and was a member of the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup championship team.

Internationally, Selänne was a long-time member of the Finnish National Team. He played in five World Championships, winning a silver and bronze medal, and in three Canada Cup/World Cup of Hockey tournaments. A six-time Olympian, Selänne helped Finland win three bronze medals and, in 2006, a silver medal. He is the all-time leader in scoring at the Olympic ice hockey tournament with 43 points. A national star in his native country, Selänne is the subject of a top grossing biographical documentary in Finland.

Playing careerEdit

Jokerit (1988–92)Edit

Selänne played three years of junior hockey in Jokerit's development program, culminating in 1987–88 with a 43-goal, 66 point season in 33 games and a Finnish Junior A championship. His performance prompted the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Winnipeg Jets to select him with their first round pick, tenth overall, at the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.[11] Selänne attended training camp with the Jets, but returned to Finland owing to his military service.

After graduating from junior hockey, Selänne joined Jokerit's senior team in the 1. Divisioona in 1988–89 and scored 69 points in 35 games. Jokerit moved up to the SM-liiga in 1989–90, and while Selänne missed the majority of the season due to a leg injury, he scored 12 points in 11 games played.] Playing a full season in 1990–91, Selänne scored 33 goals and 58 points in 42 games. He was named the recipient of the Raimo Kilpiö trophy as the league's most gentlemanly player, Selänne's best season in the SM-liiga came in 1991–92 when he recorded 62 points in 44 games. With 39 goals, he won the Aarne Honkavaara trophy as top goal scorer. He added 17 points in ten playoff games, and scored the winning goal as Jokerit won the Kanada-malja as SM-liiga playoff champion.

Winnipeg Jets (1992–96)Edit

Teemu Selänne was selected by the Winnipeg Jets 10th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft (the last player selected in the first round by Jets general manager John Ferguson, Sr., who was fired four months later) and was contracted by the Jets for the 1992–93 NHL season. Selänne initially asked to wear number 8, however, it was already taken by Randy Carlyle who would eventually become his coach in the Ducks, thus he had to wear number 13. Selänne's first NHL goal came against Jeff Hackett of the San Jose Sharks on October 8, 1992. He went on to score an all-time rookie record of 76 goals in his rookie season, which made him the first European to lead the league in goal scoring, along with Alexander Mogilny, and also makes him one of only eight players to have scored 70 or more goals in one NHL season. He is also the holder of the rookie point scoring record with 132 points, and he along with Mogilny are the most recent players in NHL history to score 70 goals in a season; no NHL player has scored more than 69 goals in a season since.

Following his rookie season, Jets players Keith Tkachuk and Alexei Zhamnov formed a line known as "The Olympic Line," as all three were Olympians. This was notable in that it was prior to the NHL signing an agreement with the IIHF, providing for a break to allow select players to compete for their respective countries in the quadrennial Olympic Tournament. Selänne suffered a torn Achilles tendon in his second season, limiting him to 51 games. The Jets had suffered a six-game quarterfinal loss to the Vancouver Canucks in 1993; and with Selänne injured, missed the 1994 playoffs.

Along with fellow Finnish NHL-star Jari Kurri, Selänne played for Jokerit during the 1994–95 NHL lockout. Selänne scored 7 goals and assisted 12 others in 20 games for Jokerit. Selänne was part of Jokerit when the team won the 1995 European Cup.

After the lockout, Selänne returned to the Winnipeg Jets and played the remainder of the 1994–95 season and started the 1995–96 season with the Jets.

On February 7, 1996, he was traded, along with Marc Chouinard and a fourth-round draft pick, to the Mighty Ducks Of Anaheim in return for Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky, and a third-round pick. The trade was one in a series of moves made by the Jets as a result of the team's financial difficulties. Selänne however was first angered at the Jets management for trading him, but it all subsided when he learned of the situation in Anaheim.

Anaheim, San Jose and ColoradoEdit

In Anaheim, Selänne teamed up with Paul Kariya to form one of the most potent scoring duos in the NHL and also picked a nomination for the Lady Byng Trophy, losing to Joe Sakic. In 1998 Selänne became the first European player to be named NHL All-Star Game MVP, after scoring a hat trick. Selänne won the NHL goalscoring titles in 1998 and 1999.

On March 5, 2001, Selänne was again traded, this time to the San Jose Sharks for Jeff Friesen, Steve Shields, and a second-round draft pick.

Selänne was involved in controversy with the Sharks in 2002–03. On the other side of the United States, New Jersey Devil Scott Gomez was struggling under the management style of Devils coach Pat Burns. Gomez and Selänne were almost swapped in a multi-player trade, but at the 11th hour Selänne vetoed being sent to New Jersey.[1] Selänne suffered a slight drop of performance during his time with the Sharks but he still managed to score 54 and 64 points during his two full season with the Sharks.

After two full seasons in San Jose, Selänne signed with the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent on July 3, 2003 (his 33rd birthday) where he was again joined by Kariya. After a season (2003–04) in Colorado that saw his production decline, overall, Selänne's time in Colorado was considered a disappointment since he didn't manage to gain a steady form with Paul Kariya as was expected.

Selänne underwent knee surgery during the 2004–05 NHL lockout and signed with Jokerit in the Finnish National League. He was unable to play any games in the regular season, because rehabilitation took longer than expected, although he played that season in the SM-liiga playoffs.

Return to AnaheimEdit

Selänne rejoined the Mighty Ducks signing a one year contract on August 22, 2005. With his knee rehabilitated, Selänne led the Mighty Ducks in scoring in 2005–06 despite playing without former teammate and scoring counterpart Paul Kariya. Selänne's statistical tally this season registered 40 goals and 50 assists for 90 points in 80 games.

Selänne recorded his 1,000th NHL point on January 30, 2006, with his second goal against the Los Angeles Kings, becoming the 70th player, as well as the seventh European player, to achieve the milestone.

Selänne was back amongst the NHL's elite players after the 2005–06 NHL season, when he was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which recognizes perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey, designating Selänne as the comeback player of the year.

Selänne received a one-year, $3.75-million contract extension for the 2006–2007 season with the newly renamed Anaheim Ducks, after deciding to continue his NHL career. He also changed his jersey number from #13 back to #8 for 2006–2007 season, the number he'd worn during his first stint with the Ducks franchise several years earlier.

Selänne scored his 500th NHL career goal against the Colorado Avalanche after getting by former Avalanche teammate and captain Joe Sakic to find the net against Colorado's José Théodore. Selänne joined fellow countryman Jari Kurri as the only Finnish-born players to have scored 500 goals in their NHL careers. On November 26, 2006, in a game against the Calgary Flames, Selänne scored his 600th point as a Duck.

Selänne played in his 1,000th NHL game on December 31, 2006, against the Minnesota Wild On February 7, 2007, in a game against the San Jose Sharks, Selänne scored his 524th career goal to move into a tie with Bryan Trottier for 27th on the NHL's all-time list. The "Finnish Flash" moved past Trottier with a first period goal against the Coyotes in Phoenix on February 15, 2007, with his father, Ilmari, in attendance (the fathers of 18 Anaheim players and one of the player's father-in-law were at the game as part of a team-building experience).

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Selänne during a pre-game warm-up on April 17, 2007.

On January 10, 2007, Selänne heard grave news from a seriously ill friend. "Today he found out that the cancer has spread to his brain," Selänne said. "I don't think he has much time to live. So I told him if I scored a hat trick I'd keep the puck. I told him the odds weren't very good that it would happen. Obviously it was really a sad day today, but what are you going to do? Life is not fair sometimes." The next day against the Dallas Stars, Selänne would indeed achieve a hat trick, the 19th of his career and the first since 2001. Anaheim won the game, 5–1.

Selänne tied the Anaheim franchise record for goals (previously held by Paul Kariya) with his 300th in a Ducks jersey on February 17, 2007, when he flipped a second-period power-play goal past Mathieu Garon in a game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. One night later, Selänne took sole possession of the franchise record, scoring his 301st goal with Anaheim with a power-play goal at Honda Center in Anaheim in the second consecutive game against the Kings.

With two goals against the Vancouver Canucks on March 11, 2007, Selänne became the first player over the age of 35 to record consecutive 40-goal seasons. The two goals, both on the power-play, moved Selänne into a tie with Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich on the NHL's all-time goal-scoring list at 533, the 26th highest total in the league's history. Finally, they gave him 107 power-play goals in a Ducks uniform, moving him into a tie for the franchise record with Kariya. Selänne removed his former linemate from the record book with a power-play goal in a victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 16, taking over sole possession on the Anaheim franchise record. Selänne's two-goal effort against Chicago also moved him past Mahovlich, for sole possession of 26th place on the NHL's all-time goal-scoring list.

Selänne completed the 2006–2007 NHL regular season with 48 goals (third best in the league) and became the first player in NHL history over the age of 35 to record consecutive seasons with 40-plus goals. He won the Stanley Cup in that 2006-2007 NHL season. He also led the NHL with 25 power-play goals, tying the Anaheim club record that he set in 1998–1999. His 10 game-winning goals tied him for the most in that category this season. He failed, however, to become the oldest player of all time with a 50-goal NHL season (he was 36 that campaign; 35-year-old Johnny Bucyk scored 51 goals for the 1970-71 Boston Bruins).

With an assist on a goal by François Beauchemin in Game 2 of the Ducks opening round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild on April 13, 2007, Selänne picked up his 30th playoff point in an Anaheim jersey – establishing a new franchise record. The Ducks would go on to defeat the Ottawa Senators in 5 games in the Stanley Cup Finals, giving the team and Selänne their first Stanley Cup championship.

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Selänne considered retirement after he and the Ducks had won the Stanley cup in 2007. On January 28, Selänne signed a one-year contract with the Ducks for the remainder of the 2007–08 NHL season.On February 12, he tied Paul Kariya for most points in franchise history after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche. On February 17, he passed Kariya when he scored his 670th point over the Calgary Flames On February 24, Selänne earned his 20th career hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks, increasing his career goals total to 546, placing him 25th on the all-time list, bypassing his idol Maurice 'Rocket' Richard. He was named the NHL's "First Star of the Week" for the week ending February 24. The game also gave him his 600th career assist.

On September 28, 2008, Selänne signed a two-year, $5.25 million contract with the Ducks.

On October 29, 2008, Selänne scored his 21st career hat-trick, the most amongst active players, setting a new franchise-record 12 for career hat-tricks. All of his three goals came on power-play when the Ducks beat the Detroit Red Wings in over-time 5-4. Selänne is now two hat-tricks behind Jari Kurri, who has 23.

On October 31, 2008, Selänne increased his goal total to 560, tying with Guy Lafleur for 20th place on the all-time list.

On December 19, 2008, Selänne suffered an injury to his left quad muscle from his own skate after taking a hit from Denis Grebeshkov of the Edmonton Oilers, On January 28, 2009, Selänne came back off his injury and played with the Ducks against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Ducks lost that game 3-2 but since then Selänne has gotten 27 points including 13 goals and 14 assists.

On April 16, 2009, the Ducks made it to the playoffs as the 8th seed. The Ducks defeated the Sharks in 6 games where Selänne contributed 1 goal and 1 assist. Then the Ducks faced the Red Wing where the Ducks were eliminated in 7 games where Selänne contributed 3 goals and 1 assist.

On July 9, 2009, the Montreal Canadiens' captain, Selänne's countryman and a long term linemate in the national team, Saku Koivu, signed with the Ducks.

On October 8, 2009, Selänne scored twice against the Boston Bruins. Just two days later, on October 10, Selänne scored two goals and added a shootout winner against the Philadelphia Flyers, leading his team to its second victory in the fourth game of the season.

On March 21, 2010, Selänne scored his 600th career NHL goal against the Colorado Avalanche on goalie Craig Anderson. He is the 18th NHL player in history to score 600 goals, and joined Luc Robitaille and Mario Lemieux as the only Calder Trophy winners to score 600. On April 2, 2010, he scored his 602nd and 603rd NHL goals, passing Jari Kurri's record for Finnish born players of 601. He ended up signing once again with the ducks

Selänne finished eighth in NHL scoring in 2010-11 with 31 goals and 49 assists in 73 games. His 80 points was the third-highest in NHL history by a player over the age of 40 (Gordie Howe, 103 and Johnny Bucyk, 83). He also scored his 1,300th point, achieving the mark with a two-goal performance on 16 January 2011, against Edmonton. Questions about whether Selänne would return for another NHL season had become an annual topic of discussion, and his decision to return for 2011-12 NHL season was delayed by a knee operation that left him uncertain if he would be capable of playing. Nonetheless, Selänne appeared in every game for the Ducks and became the oldest player in NHL history to play an entire 82-game season while leading the team with 66 points. Sixteen years after the original Jets relocated, a new Winnipeg Jets franchise joined the NHL, and fans in the Manitoba capital continued to view Selänne as a local hero. In his first return to Winnipeg, he was cheered by exuberant fans who booed every other Ducks player. Selänne was named to the Western Conference roster for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, but declined his invitation and asked the League to instead send his teammate Corey Perry.

Following a 24-point effort in the Lockout Shortened 2012-13 Season, Selänne announced that 2013-14 would be the 21st and final season of his NHL career. He missed several games early in the season after he was struck in the face by an errant stick that knocked out several teeth and required 40 stitches to close cuts. Selänne recorded 27 points in 64 games for the Ducks. his final regular season game, a 3–2 victory over Colorado, was a celebration of his career. He wore the captain's "C" in place of Ryan Getzlaf for the game and as it neared conclusion, received standing ovations from the Anaheim crowd each time he took a shift. Selänne was named the game's first, second and third star following the game and took a celebratory lap with Colorado goaltender and former Anaheim teammate Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who was also contemplating retirement.

Selänne's made his final post-season appearance during the 2014 playoffs. He had six points in 12 games, but was also held out of the lineup for one game against the Dallas Stars, a decision that angered Ducks fans. He played his final game on 16 May 2014, as the Ducks were eliminated by Los Angeles. Following the contest, Selänne was saluted by fans, teammates and opponents alike, and took a final lap around the rink.

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
Winter Olympics
Bronze 2010 Vancouver
Silver 2006 Turin
Bronze 1998 Nagano
World Championships
Bronze 2008 Canada
Silver 1999 Norway

Together with Saku Koivu and Jere Lehtinen, Selänne has formed the backbone of Team Finland during his reign. He has appeared in over 120 international games: five Olympics, five Ice Hockey World Championships, the 1991 Canada Cup, and the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

Selänne played for Finland at the 1991 World Championship, hosted in his native Finland, and was one of the top scorers in the tournament with 11 points, behind only Mats Sundin and Jari Kurri. He also played in the 1991 Canada Cup, where Finland qualified for the semi-finals for the first time. At the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, Finland ended up in a disappointing seventh place after losing 6–1 to the Unified Team in the quarter-finals. Selänne was top scorer for his team with 11 points. After a long season he chose not to participate in the 1992 World Championship, but Finland still managed to capture its first ever medal at the World Championship level.

Selänne did not take part in the 1995 World Championship, where Finland took its first gold medal, beating Sweden 4–1 in Stockholm's Globen arena. In 1996, Selänne played his second World Championship, and also in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey (successor to the Canada Cup), his team finishing fifth in both.

Selänne was teamed up with Saku Koivu at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, where they tied as the tournament's top scorers. Finland beat Canada 3–2 in the bronze medal game. However, Selänne was injured in the previous (semifinal) game against Russia, and did not play in the bronze medal game. At the 1999 World Championship, he was again combined with Koivu. Finland was beaten by the Czech Republic in the final games. With 11 points, he finished second in scoring, 5 points behind Koivu. Both were elected to the tournament's All-Star lineup, and Selänne also received the tournament's MVP award.

Selänne's next duty came at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Due to absence of Koivu, who was battling cancer at the time, Selänne was named the captain of the Finnish team, but was unable to carry the team to win a medal. The team was crushed by the United States in their first game, but made it to the medal round, where they were knocked out by the eventual gold medalists, Canada. Finland finished in sixth place. The following year, the World Championship was held in Finland. The San Jose Sharks (Selänne's team at the time) failed to qualify for playoffs, allowing Selänne to play for the national team. This was his second tournament on home soil, with Finland finishing in 5th place. He managed to score 11 points and was the tournament's leading goal scorer with eight goals.

Selänne's second World Cup opportunity came in 2004, but a nagging knee injury knee hindered his performance. He tallied only four points in six games. Finland won the silver medal, losing 3–2 to Canada in the final.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Selänne was again teamed up with Koivu and Lehtinen. Finland put up a 19–2 goal difference in the group stage. Finland came up short against Sweden in the final game. Selänne was once again the joint top scorer with Koivu and also tied for most goals with fellow Finn Olli Jokinen. Selänne and Koivu were named in the Tournament All-Star lineup and Selänne was elected the best forward of the tournament.

In summer 2007, Selänne announced his retirement from Finnish national team play, stating that there is room for only one "Raipe". However, Selänne accepted Doug Shedden's invitation to join the Finnish national team for the World Championship, coming out from his short-lived international retirement. After the 2008 World Championship, Selänne once again announced his retirement from international competition.

However, at the beginning of the 2008–09 NHL season, Selänne contemplated playing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Coming out of international retirement once again, Selänne joined the Finnish team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. At the tournament, he became the all-time leader for points scored in the Olympics. In Finland's first game of the tournament, played against Belarus, Selänne had an assist, which tied him in first place with Valeri Kharlamov of Russia, Vlastimil Bubnik of the former Czechoslovakia, and Harry Watson of Canada, all of whom have 36 points in Olympic competition. In Finland's second game, against Germany, Selänne had another assist, giving him a total of 37 points throughout his Olympic career.

Selänne was named to the Finnish team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which marked his sixth appearance at the tournament. In the quarterfinals, Selänne scored a goal and an assist as the Finns ousted the host Russians from the tournament, then added two goals in the bronze medal match in a 5–0 victory over the United States.The 43-year-old Selänne became the oldest player to win a medal in Olympic hockey. He was named most valuable player of the Olympic tournament as selected by the media, and added six points to his Olympic record career total of 43

Playing style Edit

Selänne's primary attribute is his skating speed. Nicknamed the "Finnish Flash", he uses his speed to evade opposition defenders. According to hall of fame defensemen Nicklas Lidström, "He's one of those snipers that can put the puck on net because he finds openings and he knows where to be on the ice". Former teammate Jean-Sébastien Giguère added, "He's just a very elegant player. He's got a very nice stride to his skating, he plays with a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm ... with the skill he has, it just makes for a heck of a great player."

An elite offensive player, Selänne is the highest scoring Finnish-born player in NHL history. He ended his career with 684 goals, 11th all-time in NHL history, and 1,457 points, 15th best. His 110 game-winning goals tied him with Brett Hull for fourth all-time. Selänne is one of eight players to score 70 or more goals in one season. He holds numerous records, including most goals, 76, and points, 132, by a rookie. Both totals are also single-season records for the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes franchise. The holder of most major franchise records for the Ducks, Selänne leads the team at 457 goals, 531 assists, 988 points and 966 games played. He also holds single season records with 52 goals and 109 points. Even before his playing career had ended, the Ducks announced that Selänne's number 8 would be the first number retired by the franchise. The team formally retired his number on 11 January 2015, prior to a game against the Jets

PersonalEdit

Selänne and his wife Sirpa have four children: sons Eemil, Eetu and Leevi, and daughter Veera. They are residents of Coto de Caza, California, a gated community in southern Orange County. Selänne is the primary partner in a restaurant in nearby Laguna Beach which he started with longtime friend Jim Shumate, an Orange County restaurateur; He had previously owned four restaurants in Finland and intends to be involved in the business as of the conclusion of his hockey career.

Selänne is known for his fun-loving personality and is known to make an effort to sign autographs and shake hands. He is well-respected in the NHL by players, coaches, and fans, including those of opposing teams. Selänne considers Paul Kariya and Joe Sakic to be the best friends he earned in the NHL, and both attended his final regular season game against the Avalanche.

An avid car collector, Selänne has entered the World Rally Championship (WRC) twice, finishing the Rally Finland 33rd overall in 1997 and 24th in 1998. He raced under the pseudonym "Teukka Salama" ("Teddy Flash" in English). In 1999 Selänne was involved in a crash while practicing for a rally race in his native Finland, an incident that was national news in the country. Due to Finnish laws that set fines based on an offender's salary, Selänne received a $50,000 fine for the incident.

A popular figure in Finland, Selänne's success in the NHL has been credited with aiding the growth of hockey in the country. He was once named the sexiest man in Finland by fashion magazine Eeva, and is the subject of the 2013 documentary film Selänne, directed by JP Siili, and which chronicles his life. The film became the highest grossing documentary in Finnish history within a month of its release, and was the third highest grossing locally produced film of the year.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 331012228
1987–88 Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 3343236618 54372
1988–89 Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 388164
1989–90 Jokerit SM-l 1148120
1990–91 Jokerit SM-l 4233255812
1991–92 Jokerit SM-l 4439236220 101071718
1992–93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 84765613245 64262
1993–94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5125295422
1994–95 Jokerit SM-l 20712196
1994–95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 452226482
1995–96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5124487218
1995–96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 281620364
1996–97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 78515810934 1173104
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 7352348630
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 75476010730 42242
1999–00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 7933528512
2000–01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 6126335936
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 1276130 60220
2001–02 San Jose Sharks NHL 8229255440 125382
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 8228366430
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 7816163232 100332
2005–06 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8040509044 1668142
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8248469482 215101510
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 261211238 62246
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 6527275436 134264
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 5427214816
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 73 31 49 80 49 6 6 1 7 12
2011-12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 26 40 66 50
2012-13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 46 12 12 24 28 7 1 2 3 6
2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 64 9 18 27 12 12 2 4 6 4
NHL totals 14516847731457660 13044448862
SM-liiga totals 117836815138 101071718

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Finland WC 1065112
1991 Finland CC 61122
1992 Finland Oly 874116
1996 Finland WC 65380
1996 Finland WCH 43250
1998 Finland Oly 546108
1999 Finland WC 1038112
2002 Finland Oly 43032
2003 Finland WC 783112
2004 Finland WCH 61344
2006 Finland Oly 865114
2008 Finland WC 934712
2010 Finland Oly 60220
2014 Finland Oly 6 4 2 6 2
WC totals 4223234618
OLY totals 3824204422
WCH totals 1656116
INT totals 124666513191

RecordsEdit

  • Winter Olympic Games all-time points leader with 20+18=38 points[2][3]
  • NHL single-season record for goals by a rookie (76 in 1992–93)
  • NHL single-season record for points by a rookie (132 in 1992–93)
  • NHL single season record for most goals by a European player (76 in 1992–93 tied with Alexander Mogilny)
  • NHL calendar month record for most goals (20 in March 1993)
  • Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career points (743)
  • Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career goals (352)
  • Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career assists (391)
  • Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career power-play goals (110, established February 24, 2008)
  • Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career hat-tricks (12 as of October 31, 2008)
  • Anaheim Ducks franchise playoff record for points scored (30, established April 13, 2007)
  • Anaheim Ducks single-season record for power-play goals (25, established in 1998–1998 and tied in 2006–2007)
  • Anaheim Ducks single-season record for points (109, established in 1996–1997)
  • Anaheim Ducks single-season record for goals (52, established 1997–1998)
  • Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes single-season record for goals (76, established 1992–1993) (as a rookie)
  • Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes single-season record for points (132, established 1992–1993) (as a rookie)
  • First European to score a hat-trick in an NHL All-Star game (1998)
  • First player in NHL history over the age of 35 to record consecutive seasons with 40-plus goals
  • One of only three European-trained players, along with Jaromir Jagr (646) and fellow Finn Jari Kurri (601), to score more than 600 goals (606), a record for Finnish NHL players
  • Most recent NHL player, along with Mogilny, to score 70 goals in a season
  • Most goals by a Finnish born player- 660
  • Most points by a Finnish born player- 1402
  • 2nd Fastest player in Modern NHL history to score 100 Goals- 130 GP behind Mike Bossy (129)
  • 6th Fastest player in NHL history to score 300 Goals- 464 GP behind Wayne Gretzky (350), Mario Lemieux (368), Brett Hull (377), Mike Bossy (381) & Jari Kurri (441)

AwardsEdit

TransactionsEdit

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Pavel Bure
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1993
Succeeded by
Martin Brodeur
Preceded by
Brett Hull
NHL Goal Leader

(tied with Alexander Mogilny)
1993

Succeeded by
Pavel Bure
Preceded by
Keith Tkachuk
NHL Goal Leader
1998 (tied with Peter Bondra), 1999
Succeeded by
Pavel Bure
Preceded by
new creation
Winner of the Rocket Richard Trophy
1999
Succeeded by
Pavel Bure
Preceded by
Paul Kariya
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim captains
1998
Succeeded by
Paul Kariya
Preceded by
Bryan Berard
Winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
2006
Succeeded by
Phil Kessel
Note: Teemu Selänne served as captain during most of the 1997-98 season when Paul Kariya was injured and out of the line-up</small>

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