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Teemu Selanne

Teemu Selanne  #8

Right Wing
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.

Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh