Sunday, February 23, 2014

Athlete Profile: Teemu Selanne

In his 6th Olympics and at 43 years old, Finland native, Teemu Selanne is the 2014 Olympic hockey MVP.  Selanne's professional career started in the NHL over 21 years ago when Selanne scored 76 goals in 84 games as a rookie. Since his breakout season, Selanne has been a premier NHL scorer every year he has been in the league.  The player unofficially known as the "Finnish Flash" currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks and is the Captain for the Finnish Olympic hockey team. In his 6 Olympics, Selanne has been just as productive as he has been for the various NHL teams he has played for, scoring 24 goals and 43 points in 37 career Olympic contests. His production and leadership for team Finland helped them to a bronze medal in the 2014 Olympic games with a 5-0 win over the United States, a game in which Selanne scored twice. 

"Teemu Selanne Is the 2014 Winter Olympics MVP." ProHockeyTalk. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2014.   

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