Anaheim Ducks to pay homage to Teemu Selanne’s No. 8

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Anaheim, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Anaheim Ducks will retire Teemu Selanne’s No. 8 jersey on January 2015, in a game against the team that drafted him in 1988, the Winnipeg Jets.

Selanne is a 10-time all-star that led the Ducks to its only Stanley Cup in the 2006-2007 season.

“Teemu is our franchise icon and deserves to be the first player in club history to have his jersey retired,” Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli stated.

In his rookie year, Selanne had 76 goals and 132 points with the original Jets (now the Arizona Coyotes).

Selanne had two more 50-goal seasons with the Ducks, netting 51 in 1996-97 and 52 in 1997-98.

The 44-year-old is honored with the recognition and is looking forward to the retirement ceremony.

“The entire Ducks organization has made this a very special place for me and my family,” he added.

In his last season, Selanne had nine goals and scored 27 points in 64 games, according to the NHL.

Selanne ended an illustrious career with 684 goals and 1,457 points in 1,451 regular-season games played.

He also led Finland to one silver medal and three bronze medals in the Winter Olympics.

According to SB Nation, Selanne might play professionally play again, with Finnish club Jokerit.

He played for the team in his junior hockey days and his starting years as a pro.

Jokerit is a team from Finland’s SM-liiga making a move to the KHL this season.

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