50 -- Goals by Selanne against the Los Angeles Kings, the most he's scored against any opponent. He has 109 points against the Kings, also the most Selanne has scored against any other team.
As he prepares for the 2011-12 season, Teemu Selanne
's career has come full circle.
The "Finnish Flash," now an Anaheim Duck for at least one more season, will play before the home fans in Helsinki on Oct. 7, when the Ducks face Buffalo as part of the NHL Premiere Series. It's a homecoming nearly two decades in the making -- Helsinki is where Selanne first came to hockey prominence with Jokerit, initially as a junior and then as one of the deadliest snipers in the SM-Liiga, Finland's top league. He led the team to the league championship in 1991-92 and was tops among all goal-scorers with 39 in 44 games.
Selanne left Finland that fall for Winnipeg, where the Jets had selected him with the 10th pick in the 1988 Entry Draft and signed him to come to North America. Wearing No. 13 because his preferred No. 8 belonged to defenseman Randy Carlyle
(later his coach in Anaheim), Selanne lit up the NHL for 76 goals and 132 points, shattering the rookie record in both categories. He joined Finnish legend Jari Kurri
and Russian Alexander Mogilny
(who also scored 76 in '92-93) as the only Europeans to lead the NHL in goals, and took home the Calder Trophy as the League's top rookie.