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Teemu Selanne feels the love from Ducks, Jets

01/11/2015 09:24 EST | Updated 03/13/2015 05:59 EDT
Temmu Selanne felt the love from two National Hockey League franchises, the Jets and the Ducks as he had his #8 jersey retired by the Ducks prior to the Winnipeg-Anaheim game Sunday at the Honda Center.

The 44-year-old who retired after last May's playoff run ended for the Ducks was known as the Finnish Flash during his 21-year NHL career that began with a spectacular 76 goal, 132 point season for the Jets in 1992-93 after he came to Canada from the Finnish club Jokerit.

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Accompanied by his family and close friends and receiving a warm behind-the-scenes reception inside the arena, Selanne stepped up to watch his #8 climb into the rafters as the first jersey so honoured by the Anaheim Ducks.

In his fourth season with Winnipeg, Selanne was traded to Anaheim where he enjoyed two more 50+ goal seasons and scored 457 of his career total of 684 regular season goals, the most ever by a player from Finland.

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Winnipeg's Jets Army arrived en masse to share in the celebration of the career of the speedy forward who also won four Olympic and two World Championship medals during his career.

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