Finnish forward Teemu Selanne is an ageless wonder. Currently age 43, he's set to tie an all-time Olympic hockey record by appearing in his sixth Olympics, having made his Olympic debut in 1992. With the exception of 1994, which was after Selanne made his NHL debut but before NHL players were allowed in the Olympics, Selanne has also represented Finland's hockey team at every Olympics since 1998, winning a silver medal in 2006 and bronzes in 1998 and 2010. Selanne is also the highest scoring Finnish-born player in NHL history, and is considered a 100 percent lock to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame after he retires.
- Enters the 2014 Olympics with 37 career Olympic points, an all-time Olympic hockey record.
- At the 2014 Olympics, he will tie retired Finnish forward Raimo Helminen for the most career Olympic hockey appearances (6).
- Won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Anaheim Ducks, his current NHL team, in 2006-07.
- Is the Anaheim Ducks' all-time leader in goals, assists and points.
- Has also played in the NHL for the Winnipeg Jets, San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche.
- Has played in 10 NHL All-Star Games.
- Led the NHL with 47 goals during the 1998-99 season.
- His 76 goals in 1992-93 are the most by any rookie in NHL history.
- His 132 points in 1992-93 are the most by any rookie in NHL history.
- Won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 1992-93
- Won the NHL's Masterton Trophy for dedication and perseverance to hockey in 2005-06.
Things to know:
1. His nickname is "The Finnish Flash".
2. Has raced cars in Finland under the fake name "Teukka Salama", which translates to "Teddy Flash".
3. Prior to his North American hockey career, he was a Kindergarten teacher in Finland.