Teemu Selänne, also known by the nickname "The Finnish Flash", is a former Finnish professional ice hockey player who began his impressive career in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Calgary Flames during the 1992–93 NHL season. By the time he retired from the NHL in 2014, he had played for the Anaheim Ducks, the Colorado Avalanche and the San Jose Sharks. He is regarded as one of the finest Finnish players the NHL has ever known. He also had an impressive career with the Finland men's national ice hockey team, with whom he helped win numerous Olympic medals. He is considered a national hero in his home country.
He is the son of Liisa Viitanen and Ilmari Selänne. He has two brothers, including a twin brother named Paavo. He married Sirpa Vuorinen in 1996 and fathered four children with her.
Before becoming a professional ice hockey player, he worked as a kindergarten teacher for three years.
He is the subject of the popular 2013 Finnish biographical documentary film Selänne.
You keep shooting. You hope it goes in, and you smile.Teemu Selänne
is a famous Finnish ice hockey player,
who was born on
July 3, 1970. As a person born on this date, Teemu Selänne is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 3) and the 116th most popular for the year (1970).
People born on July 3
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Teemu Selänne is the 476th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Teemu Selänne's birthday, Teemu Selänne is the 3rd most famous Finnish and ranks 7th in famous people born in Helsinki, Finland.
In general, Teemu Selänne ranks as the 5677th
most popular famous person, and the 14th most popular hockey player of all time.
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