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Teemu Selanne headed for Sochi Olympics with Team Finland

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Teemu Selanne, the ageless Finnish Flash, is in the final season of his illustrious NHL career.

HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland veteran Teemu Selanne has been selected to play at his sixth Winter Olympics.

The 43-year-old Anaheim Ducks player has twice been the top scorer at the Olympics and was chosen as the best player at the Turin Games in 2006.

Another veteran, Saku Koivu, won't be part of the team after telling Finland coach Erkka Westerlund that he doesn't feel in good enough shape to play at the Olympics.

His younger brother Mikku Koivu, was on the squad presented Tuesday, as was Minnesota Wild team mate Mikael Granlund.

Kari Lehtonon of the Dallas Stars, Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins, and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks will be Finland's goaltenders in Sochi.

Finland was the bronze medalist at the 2010 Olympics and silver medalist four years earlier.

Goaltenders: Kari Lehtonen (Dallas Stars), Antti Niemi (San Jose Sharks), Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins)

Defensemen: Lasse Kukkonen (Karpat, SM-liiga), Juuso Hietanen (Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo, KHL), Sami Lepistö (Yekaterinburg Automobilist, KHL), Olli Määttä (Pittsburgh Penguins), Sami Salo (Tampa Bay Lightning) Kimmo Timonen (Philadelphia Flyers), Ossi Väänänen (Jokerit Helsinki, SM-liiga), Sami Vatanen (Anaheim Ducks)

Forwards: Juhamatti Aaltonen (Karpat,SM-liiga), Aleksander Barkov (Florida Panthers), Valtteri Filppula (Tampa Bay Lightning), Mikael Granlund (Minnesota Wild), Jussi Jokinen (Pittsburgh Penguins), Olli Jokinen (Winnipeg Jets), Mikko Koivu (Minnesota Wild), Leo Komarov (Moscow Dynamo, KHL), Petri Kontiola (Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL), Lauri Korpikoski (Phoenix Coyotes), Jori Lehterä (Novosibirsk Siber. KHL), Antti Pihlström (Ufa Salavat Yulayev, KHL), Tuomo Ruutu (Carolina Hurricanes), Teemu Selänne (Anaheim Ducks)

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