Anaheim Ducks to retire Teemu Selanne's No. 8 jersey

Friday August 1st, 2014

Following his May retirement from the NHL, Teemu Selanne's No. 8 jersey will be retired by the Anaheim Ducks during a special Teemu Tribute night this upcoming season, the team announced Friday.

The tribute will be held on Jan. 11, 2015, when Anaheim hosts the Winnepeg Jets. Selanne started his career in Winnipeg and played there for more than three years. 

During the ceremony, Selanne's jersey will be raised to the rafters of Honda Center.

The Finland native will become the first former Duck to have his number retired by the team. 

Selanne, 44, had two different stints with the Ducks during his career: the first from 1996-2001 and the second from 2005 until the end of his career in 2014. He won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2006-07. 

In his 15-year career, Selanne scored 457 goals and added 531 assists. He holds several Ducks franchise records, including most goals and most points in a single season. He also holds the NHL record for most goals by a rookie after scoring 76 with the Jets in 1992-93, a season total that is the fifth-most in NHL history. 

Recently, there have been reports that Selanne is considering an offer from Jokerit of the KHL to return to hockey. 

More: Rare SI photos of Teemu Selanne

- Molly Geary

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