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Remembering Winnipeg's favourite Finn

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Teemu Selanne broke into the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets in 1992-93 and forever captured the hearts of fans with 76 goals as a rookie. Selanne has announced his intentions to retire at season's end making Monday's game his last against the Jets.

Here are some Twitter memories of the Finnish Flash:


@Robb_Wpg

Being in the crowd when Teemu got the rookie record! Was #electric and for only $26 #gojetsgo

 

@justDarylD

The gasps & clacking sounds of the blue & red wood seats when people stood every time Teemu got the puck on a breakaway pass.

 

@broncoraiderh8r

Teemu's rookie season, maybe November. Mom comes outta Pharma plus back to car and tells me "I think that new Jet is back in the pharmacy signing autographs." I go in all the way to the back and alone, there he is. I see him and he smiles big, asks me how I am in a broken accent and signs his autograph. Was a really special moment 4 me

 

@jordanfarber

Knocking on his door on Campbell St. and inviting him to come play pick up with us at William Osler rink. He always said yes.

 

@colinstoesz

saw him at the Gap waiting for his gf in the change. Bored like anyone. Says "Hello fellows" shook my hand like were best buds.


@zurkanator

Teemu's rookie season when he obliterated Mike Bossy's rookie scoring record; we might not see a rookie score 50 let alone 76!

 

@Muirwolf

my uncle passed away ten years ago, left me with a signed rookie picture of Teemu. Favourite thing that I own #dontretireTeemu

 

@thesawch

I took my daughter to Jets practice, sitting at ice level Teemu skated over and winked at my daughter age 2. She remembers it


@_danielrochon

gotta be the glove toss celebration. Must have done it a half dozen times as a kid in minor hockey. Teemu is a god in this city


@kkopansky

after final night of old arena he needed a lift from restaurant to hotel. We had a full truck so he insisted on sitting in the back bed in his suit and waved to everyone down Portage. He loves Winnipeg and his fans. Class act.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 1, 2014 D1

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