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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

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3