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SELANNE BY THE NUMBERS
675 -- Career goals, ranking him 11th on the NHL's all-time list behind Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe (801), Brett Hull (741), Marcel Dionne (731), Phil Esposito (717), Mike Gartner (708), Mark Messier (694), Steve Yzerman (692), Mario Lemieux (690) and Jaromir Jagr (681).
1,430 -- Career points, 15th all-time.
3 -- Seasons leading NHL in goals.
4 -- NHL teams played for: Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks.
10 -- Appearances in the NHL All-Star Game: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007.
22 -- Age when he joined the Jets following his required military service in the Finnish army.
8 -- Number of NHL players, including Selanne, who have scored 70 or more goals in one NHL season. The others: Wayne Gretzky (92 in 1981-82; 87 in 83-84; 73 in 84-85; 71 in 82-83); Brett Hull (86 in 90-91; 72 in 89-90; 70 in 91-92), Mario Lemieux (85 in 88-89; 70 in 87-88); Phil Esposito (76 in 70-71); Alexander Mogilny (76 in 92-93); Jari Kurri (71 in 84-85); Bernie Nicholls (70 in 88-89).
22 -- Career hat-tricks, most among active players.
132 -- Point total (76 G, 56A) as a rookie, good for a tie for just fifth in the NHL scoring race that season with Pierre Turgeon (NYI) and behind Mario Lemieux, Pitt. (160); Pat Lafontaine, Buf. (148); Adam Oates, Bos. (142) and Steve Yzerman, Det. (137).
Calder Memorial Trophy (rookie of the year), NHL All-Rookie Team, 1993
NHL First All-Star Team, 1992-93; 1996-97
NHL Second All-Star Team, 1997-98; 1998-99
NHL All-Star Game MVP, 1998
Bill Masterton Trophy (perseverance, dedication, sportsmanship), 2006
Finnish ice hockey player of the year, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
Stanley Cup champion (Anaheim), 2006-07
Olympic silver medallist, 2006
Olympic bronze medallist, 1998, 2010
IIHF world championship tournament all-star team, 1999
IIHF world championship tournament MVP, 1999
2006 Winter Olympics all-star team
2006 Winter Olympics, best forward
THE SELANNE TIMELINE
Some key moments in Selanne's career:
July 3, 1970: Teemu Ilmari Selanne is born in Helsinki, Finland to Liisa Viitanen and Ilmari Selanne.
June 11, 1988: Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, 10th overall.
Oct. 6, 1992: Selanne plays first NHL game against Detroit in a 4-1 Jets' win.
Oct. 8, 1992: Selanne scores first goal against Jeff Hackett and the San Jose Sharks.
March 2, 1993: Tips a puck past Quebec Nordiques goalie Stephane Fiset for his 54th goal of the season to eclipse Mike Bossy's rookie record.
Feb. 7, 1996: Traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with Marc Chouinard and a fourth-round pick in the 1996 NHL entry draft (Kim Staal) for Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky and a third-round pick in 1996 (Per-Anton Lundstrom).
March 5, 2001: Traded to the San Jose Sharks for Jeff Friesen, Steve Shields and a second-round pick in 2003 (Vojtech Polak).
July 3, 2003: Signed by the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent.
Aug. 22, 2005: Signed by the Mighty Ducks as a free agent.
January 30, 2006: Recorded his 1,000th NHL point against the Los Angeles Kings, becoming the 70th player and seventh European player to do so.
Feb. 19, 2010: Became the all-time leading scorer in Olympic men's hockey in a game against Germany (20 goals, 17 assists in 31 career games), surpassing Valeri Kharlamov (Soviet Union), Vlastimil Bubnik (former Czechoslovakia) and Harry Watson (Canada).
March 29, 2010: Is honoured in Anaheim for scoring his 600th goal and his No. 8 jersey is raised to the rafters, the first in club history.
Oct. 8, 2011: Scores twice and adds two assists in a win over Washington, becoming the oldest NHL player to collect four points in a game since Tim Horton had four assists Jan. 15, 1972.
Dec. 17, 2011: Returns to Winnipeg for the first time since the Jets' rebirth and receives a standing ovation and loud cheers every time he touches the puck. Finishes the night with two assists as the Jets win 5-3.
Feb. 19, 2012: In a 2-0 win over Florida, becomes the oldest NHL player to collect 20 goals in one season since Johnny Bucyk during the 1976-77 campaign with the Boston Bruins.
July 12, 2012: Signs a one-year contract with the Ducks worth $4.5 million.
Aug. 30, 2013: Signs a one-year contract with the Ducks worth $2 million, and announces he will retire at the end of the 2013-14 NHL season. He makes the announcement official by posting a funny video on You Tube: http://youtu.be/429SNIHJE7Q
— compiled by Ed Tait