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Teemu Selanne to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

The former Jets forward found glory with the Ducks

2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Alumni Game Photo by Jason Halstead /Getty Images

Former Winnipeg Jets 1.0 forward Teemu Selanne has been selected for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November of 2017. While he played most of his career outside of Winnipeg, he might be best known for what he did in Winnipeg: his 76 goal rookie season where he shot his gloves off. He was traded only four seasons later for financial reasons, but he never stopped loving Winnipeg.

Selanne went on to play in 19 more NHL seasons and he won a Stanley Cup in 2007 with the Anaheim Ducks, but it seemed as those Winnipeg could never fully let go of their first Finnish star. It is likely that he enters the Hall as a Duck as that is the team that he won with and the team he retired with, yet Winnipeg will always be special to him.

Listen to the phone call Selanne got from the HHoF with the news of his induction.