July 3, 1970 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 1988
Teemu Ilmari Selänne (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈteːmu ˈilmɑri ˈselænːe]) nicknamed "The Finnish Flash" (born July 3, 1970) is a Finnish professional ice hockey winger and alternate captain of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). An offensive player known for his skill and speed, Selänne has led the NHL in goal-scoring three times and has been named to the league's First All-Star Team on two occasions. He has won the Stanley Cup once with the Ducks in 2007. Selänne is the last active player drafted in the 1980s (even though his NHL career did not start until 5 years after he was drafted) still playing in the NHL, as well as the oldest player in the NHL.
Selänne started his hockey career on the youth team, EPS (Espoon Palloseura). While playing junior with Finnish club Jokerit, Selänne was selected 10th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. Continuing to play with Jokerit following his draft, he played two-and-a-half seasons in Finland's premier league, the SM-liiga. In 1992–93, he joined the Jets and set NHL rookie records with 76 goals and 132 points, en route to the Calder Memorial Trophy. After three-and-a-half seasons with the Jets, he was traded to the Mighty Ducks and formed a high-scoring duo with winger Paul Kariya on the team's top line. Selänne's initial five-year tenure with Anaheim included two 100-point seasons and a Lady Byng Memorial Trophy nomination as the league's most sportsmanlike player. In 2001, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks and remained with the team until signing with the Colorado Avalanche for the 2003–04 season in order to reunite with Kariya. Following the 2004–05 NHL lockout, during which time he returned to Jokerit, Selänne re-joined the Ducks. On March 21, 2010 Selänne scored his 600th goal against the Colorado Avalanche.
Selänne played his early seasons with Jokerit of the Finnish SM-liiga. Selänne won the A-Junior level Finnish Championship in 1988 with Jokerit. The team consisted of future SM-liiga players such as Markus Ketterer, Keijo Säilynoja and Mika Strömberg. After three seasons on the junior team of Jokerit, Selänne played his first season for Jokerit during the 1988–89 season when Jokerit played in the Finnish 1. Divisioona. Jokerit gained promotion back to the SM-liiga in 1989 and Selänne had 11 games with 12 points during his debut SM-liiga season. Selänne had his first full season for Jokerit the following year, when he racked up 58 points in 44 games. During the 1991–92 SM-liiga season, Jokerit won the SM-liiga championship and Selänne won the Aarne Honkavaara trophy (top goalscorer) and had the most points scored in the SM-liiga playoffs during that season.
Winnipeg Jets (1992–96)
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 defenseman Randy Carlyle (Selänne's future coach with the Ducks) in his final playing season; thus Selänne wore number 13 instead. 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 (shattering the previous record of 53 set by Mike Bossy), which made him the second European to lead the league in goal scoring (after Jari Kurri), along with Alexander Mogilny, and also makes him one of only eight players, and to date, the last player (along with Mogilny) to have scored 70 or more goals in one NHL season. The rookie season, for which Selänne was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy for the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the NHL, saw him also becoming the holder-to-date of the rookie point scoring record with 132 points.
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 in Finland.
On February 7, 1996, he was traded, along with Marc Chouinard and a fourth-round draft pick (Kim Staal), to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in return for Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky, and a third-round pick (Per-Anton Lundstrom). Selänne was first angered at the Jets management for trading him, especially given a phone call two weeks prior in which owner Richard Burke lied to him about his status with the team, but it all subsided when he learned of the situation in Anaheim.
Anaheim, San Jose, and Colorado (1996–2005)
In Anaheim, Selänne teamed up with Paul Kariya & Steve Rucchin to form one of the most potent scoring trios in the NHL and also picked up 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 led the NHL in goals in 1998 and 1999 becoming the first player to win the Maurice Richard Trophy.
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. 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 seasons 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 the whole season, because rehabilitation took longer than expected.
Return to Anaheim
Selänne rejoined the Mighty Ducks signing a one-year contract on August 22, 2005. With his knee rehabilitated, Selänne led the 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 No. 13 back to No. 8 for 2006–2007 season, given that in the previous season the 8 jersey was worn by Sandis Ozolinsh.
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 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).
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, that 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.
Selänne considered retirement after he and the Ducks had won the Stanley cup in 2007. However, he did not announce his retirement, and in December he told a Finnish tabloid Iltalehti that he will announce his decision in January 2008. 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 Paul 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 was two hat-tricks behind Jari Kurri, who has 23, for the record of most hat-tricks in the NHL by a European player. until March 28, 2011 when he scored his 22nd career hat-trick. 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. Selänne ended up scoring 54 points including 27 goals and 27 assists for the Regular Season.
On April 16, 2009, the Ducks made it to the playoffs as the 8th seed. The Ducks upset the Sharks in 6 games, during which Selänne contributed 1 goal and 1 assist. The Ducks then faced the Red Wings, who eliminated them in 7 games, during which Selänne contributed 3 goals and 1 assist, including a goal in the Game 7 loss in Detroit.
On June 27, 2009, Selänne announced that he would sign with the Ducks for the 2009-10 season, for what should have been, according to him, his final season, stating a man at his age does not belong in a league like the NHL. On July 9, 2009, the Montreal Canadiens' captain, Selänne's countryman and a long term linemate in the national team, Saku Koivu, also 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. Selänne ended up recording 48 points including 27 goals and 21 assists for the 2009-10 regular season while the Ducks failed to make it to the playoffs.
On August 9, 2010, Selänne's one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Ducks was announced. The following 2010-2011 season turned out to be one of his career best. He ended up 8th on total points for the NHL regular season with 31 goals and 49 assists on his tally (in only 73 games). This strong personal performance was followed by 6 play off goals (and 1 assist) in only 6 games of the first round of play offs in which the Ducks were eliminated by the Nashville Predators.
Among the season highlights, on October 26, 2010, Selänne scored his 611th career NHL goal against Dallas Stars passing Bobby Hull for the 15th place in the list of NHL's all-time goal scorers. On February 19, 2011, Selänne scored his 625th career NHL goal to tie him with Joe Sakic for the 14th spot. Earlier that year, on January 16, 2011, Selänne had scored his 1300th career point, a first period goal, against Nikolai Khabibulin of the Edmonton Oilers. The total of career goals amounted to 637 in the end of the season. On March 28, 2011, Selänne collected 3 goals and 2 assists against the Colorado Avalanche. He is the first 40-year-old player to ever earn 5 points with a hat trick in one game. One of his goals was scored on a penalty shot which makes him the oldest NHL player in history to have a penalty shot goal. Furthermore, according to Elias Sports Bureau, he is the only player to score 4 game-tying goals in the last three minutes of a game in one season in NHL history. In fact, he accomplished this record in 40 days (from February 11 to March 20, 2011).
The Finnish media has been reporting that Selänne would likely retire following the 2010–11 season. Following the play off defeat to the Nashville Predators on April 24, 2011, Selänne announced to media that he will decide on his potential career future by 1 July. On June 30, 2011, it was reported that Selänne underwent left knee surgery in Finland. Hence, his future plans are currently put on hold until further medical assessment of his health. On September 15, 2011, Selänne signed a 1-year, $4 million dollar contract to remain with the Ducks in a video addressed to the team's fans.
On November 1, 2011, against the Washington Capitals, he produced two goals and two assists at the age of 41 years and 121 days. As a result, he became the oldest NHL player to collect 4 points in a game since Tim Horton who had 4 assists on January 15, 1972.
On December 17, 2011, Selänne played his first game in Winnipeg since February 4, 1996, against the new Winnipeg Jets, who had relocated to Winnipeg from Atlanta the previous offseason. He received a standing ovation before the start of the game, and was loudly cheered every time he touched the puck. After the Ducks fell behind by two goals early on, Selänne picked up an assist on Niklas Hagman's first period goal that made the game 2-1. Later on, with the score 5-2 for the Jets, Selänne got another assist on a powerplay goal by Corey Perry. Perry's goal turned out to be the last of the game, as the Jets went on to win 5-3. Selänne finished the game with the two assists, as well as three shots on goal and a plus-1 rating.
Selänne was initially invited to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, but convinced the NHL to select his teammate Corey Perry instead. On February 19, 2012, Selänne scored in a 2-0 win against the Florida Panthers to become the oldest NHL player to collect 20 goals in one season since Johnny Bucyk during the 1976–77 campaign with the Boston Bruins.
On 12 July 2012, Selänne signed a 1-year contract with the Ducks worth $4.5 Million.
Selänne at the 2010 Winter Olympics
|Competitor for Finland|
Together with Saku Koivu and Jere Lehtinen, Selänne 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 and was knocked out by the eventual gold medalists Canada in the quarter-finals. 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 Captain 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, after his fourth Olympic appearance Selänne announced his retirement from Finnish national team play, stating that there is room for only one "Raipe", in reference to Raimo Helminen. 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.
Despite his earlier plans for retirement from international competition, 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, serving as an alternate captain this time to Saku in his fifth Olympic appearance. 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 Bubník 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 is one of only seven ice hockey players (a list which also includes Lehtinen and Helminen) who have appeared in at least five Olympic Games.
Selänne was born on July 3, 1970, in Helsinki, Finland. His mother's name is Liisa Viitanen and the name of his father is Ilmari Selänne. Teemu Selänne has a twin brother, Paavo Selänne, and an older brother named Panu Selänne. Teemu Selänne spent two years in business school and taught kindergarten for three years in Finland before arriving in the NHL.
Selänne married Sirpa Vuorinen on July 19, 1996. They have four children: sons Eemil (b. 1996), Eetu (b. 1997) and Leevi (b. 2000), and a daughter Veera (b. 2007). They are residents of Coto de Caza, California, a gated community in southern Orange County.
Selänne is known as an avid car collector (he is one of the few people who owns an Enzo Ferrari), golfer and auto racing fan. He has even entered WRC rally events in his home country of Finland. He once raced under the pseudonym "Teukka Salama" which loosely translates as "Ted Flash", in reference to his hockey nickname.
Teemu is known as a fan favorite around the NHL and is known to spend large amounts of time signing autographs for fans.
Regular season and playoffs
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- Winter Olympic Games all-time points leader (37)
- 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 (871)
- Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career goals (410)
- Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career assists (461)
- Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career power-play goals (163)
- Anaheim Ducks franchise record for career hat-tricks (13, as of April 6, 2011)
- Anaheim Ducks franchise playoff record for points scored (60)
- 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 Jaromír Jágr (665) and fellow Finn Jari Kurri (601), to score more than 600 goals (650), a record for Finnish NHL players
- Most recent NHL player, along with Mogilny, to score 70 goals in a season
- First player in NHL history with four score-tying goals in the final 3:00 of the third period in one season
- First player in NHL history age 40-or-older to record three goals and five points (or more) in a single game
- Oldest player to score 45 goals in one season (Selänne scored 48 goals)
- Oldest player in NHL history to score a shootout goal
- Oldest NHL player to collect 20 goals or more in one season
- Oldest NHL player to record 4 points in one game twice in one season
- Raimo Kilpiö trophy for the gentlemanly player in the SM-liiga - 1991
- Aarne Honkavaara trophy for best goal scorer in the SM-liiga - 1992
- SM-liiga championship - 1992
- Finnish ice hockey player of the year - 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2012
- Stanley Cup (Anaheim Ducks) - 2006–07
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012*
- Calder Memorial Trophy - 1993
- NHL All-Rookie Team - 1993
- NHL First All-Star Team - 1993, 1997
- NHL Second All-Star Team - 1998, 1999
- NHL All-Star Game MVP - 1998
- Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy - 1999 (also tied for most goals in NHL in 1993 and 1998)
- Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - 2006
- Molson Cup - 1992–1993 Winnipeg Jets
* did not attend
- Ice Hockey World Championships Tournament All-Star Team - 1999
- Ice Hockey World Championships Tournament's MVP - 1999
- 2006 Winter Olympics All-Star Team
- 2006 Winter Olympics - Best forward
- Olympic Leading Scoring -1998, 2006
- June 11, 1988 - Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1st round, 10th overall.
- February 7, 1996 - Traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with Marc Chouinard and a fourth-round pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft (Kim Staal) for Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky and a third-round pick in 1996 (Per-Anton Lundström).
- March 5, 2001 - Traded to the San Jose Sharks for Jeff Friesen, Steve Shields and a 2nd round pick in 2003 (Vojtěch Polák).
- July 3, 2003 - Signed by the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent.
- August 22, 2005 - Signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as a free agent.
- January 28, 2008 - Signed by the Anaheim Ducks to a 1 year contract.
- September 28, 2008 - Signed by the Anaheim Ducks to a 2 year contract.
- List of NHL statistical leaders
- List of NHL players with 100-point seasons
- List of NHL players with 500 goals
- List of NHL players with 1000 points
- List of NHL players with 1000 games played
- Captain (ice hockey)
- Matthew Sekeres (February 20, 2010). "Selänne earns Olympic record as Finns down Germany". CTVOlympics.ca. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
- NHL Regular Season Records-Scoring by a Rookie
- NHL.com - Players
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- 10-Time All-Star Teemu Selanne to Rejoin Ducks
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- Anaheim Ducks - News: Selanne Named NHL's First Star of the Week - 02/25/2008
- Ducks' high-scoring trio tops week's 'Three Stars' 11/03/2008
- Ducks' Getzlaf, Perry, Selanne share first star of the week
- Recap: Vancouver @ Anaheim - 31/10/2008
- Ducks' Selänne to miss 4-6 weeks with quad muscle injury
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