Each night that Teemu Selanne continues to play in the National Hockey League, it seems as if there’s a new milestone that he’s reached or another big name that he’s surpassed on some all-time list.
His decision to return to the Ducks for a 20th tour through the NHL will mean further scaling in the record books and more associations with those already enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Consider where Selanne stands in his distinguished career after a revelatory 2011-12 season:
– He is now 12th on the NHL all-time goal scoring list with 663 goals and fourth in power-play scores with 248, trailing only Dave Andreychuk, Brett Hull and Phil Esposito. His 1,406 points put him19th and within easy range of passing Dale Hawerchuk, Doug Gilmour, Adam Oates and Bryan Trottier.