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Teemu Selanne

Teemu Selanne  #8

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NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: July 3, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: WIN / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
Selanne will compete in his fifth Olympic Winter Games, having totaled 20-15--35 in 25 previous Olympic contests. He was named the Best Forward and an All-Star at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, finishing tied for first in overall scoring with 3-8--11. In 1992 at Albertville, Selanne tied for first in goals and fourth in scoring (7-4--11). He won bronze in the 1998 Olympics while co-leading the tournament with 4-6--10. Additionally, he led the Finnish team with three goals in 2002.

A native of Helsinki, Finland, Selanne has appeared on several of his country’s national teams over the past 20 years, including Finland’s World Championship teams (1991, 1996, 1999, 2003 & 2008) and World/Canada Cup participants (1991, 1996 & 2004). He helped Finland to the silver medal at the 1999 World Championships while also being voted the event’s MVP. In 131 games for Team Finland in international play, Selanne has scored 71-70--141.

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4