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.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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