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See the moment Teemu Selanne found out he made the Hockey Hall of Fame

Chairman Lanny McDonald called former star forward to deliver news

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Selanne HHOF Call

Selanne gets the most important call of his career

Teemu Selanne gets the call that he's been inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Teemu Selanne got a very important phone call on Monday and cameras were there to capture the big moment.

Selanne was sitting with his wife Sirpa and daughter Veera, fresh off the golf course, when he got the call that he'd been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in its 2017 class.

Hockey Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald was on the other end when Selanne picked up and said he'd cut his golf outing short, to which McDonald replied that maybe he should make some other plans for the rest of the day.

Selanne was elected along with Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya, Danielle Goyette, Jeremy Jacobs and Clare Drake. Selanne even paid it forward, helping inform former teammate Kariya that he had also been elected. The 2017 induction ceremony will be in Toronto on Nov. 13.

New members are elected every year, but it never gets old seeing someone find out they're about to be enshrined alongside the greatest of all time.

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