Does Teemu Selanne Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

In this episode, we ask where does Teemu Selanne rank among NHL Right Wings and among Finnish hockey players?

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Iginla, Selanne, Pitre

Teemu Selanne’s Career:

  • NHL: 1992-2014; 21 seasons, 18 quality
  • Totals:
    • 684G (11th All Time, 1st Finn),
    • 773A (2nd Finn) for
    • 1457P (15th, 1st Finn),
    • +95 (5th Finn) in
    • 1451 games (25th, 1st Finn);
    • 18:07 ATOI;*
    • 172.3 PS (16th, 1st Finn)
    • Selanne is 6th All time in Offensive Point Shares (1st Finn)
  • Per Game:
    • 2nd All Time in GPG among Finnish NHL players
    • 2nd All Time in APG among Finnish NHL players
    • 2nd All Time in PPG among Finnish NHL players
  • Draft: Drafted 10th overall in 1988, SElanne is
    • 1st in Goals
    • 3rd in Assists
    • 2nd in Points
    • 6th in Plus/Minus
    • 1st in Point Shares
    • 4th in Games
  • Era: Of the 9 players to play in at least 1300 games between 1992 and 2014, Selanne is
    • 1st in Goals,
    • 2nd in GPG, Points, PPG, OPS and Games,
    • 4th in Assists and APG,
    • 3rd in PS
  • 82-game average: 39G, 43A for 82P, +5; 9.7 PS
  • 3-year peak (1996-99): 82-game average of 54G, 55A for 110P, +21
  • Possession (since 2007-06): 49.5 CF%, -0.1 CF% Rel, 49.3 FF%, -0.7 FF% Rel
  • Playoffs: 44G, 44A for 88P, -16; 16:41 ATOI* in 130 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 741G (4th All Time),
      • 824A for
      • 1565P (9th All Time)
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 42G, 47A for 88P (+6P per 82 games)
      • Adjusted PPG: Not in the Top 25, however
        • If the qualifier is set at 820 Games, Selanne is
          • 13th All Time in Adjusted GPG
          • 20th All Time in Adjusted PPG
          • And if the qualifier is set to 1230 Games (15 seasons), Selanne is
            • 4th All Time in Adjusted GPG
            • 9th All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • VsX:
      • 718G (10th All Time)
      • 864A
      • 1,415P (17th All Time)
      • Per Game: Not in the Top 25, however if the qualifier is set to 820 Games, Selanne is
        • 16th All Time in VsX Adjusted GPG
        • And if the qualifier is set to 1,230 Games, Selanne is
          • 5th All Time in VsX Adjusted GPG
          • 15th All Time in VsX Adjusted PPG
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 25 with Marc Chouinard (28) and a 1996 4th Rounder (nobody) to Anaheim for Chad Kilger (19), Oleg Tverdovsky (19) and a 1996 3rd Rounder (nobody)
    • Traded at 30 to San Jose for Jeff Friesen (24), Steve Shields (28) and a 2003 2nd Rounder (Vojtech Polak)

Teemu Selanne’s Accomplishments:

  • Top 5 in Hart voting three times (’97, ’98, ’99)
  • Richard (’99)
  • Calder (’93)
  • Masterton (’06)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 5 Player (by PS) four times (’93, ’97, ’98, ’99)
    • Best Offensive Player (by OPS) once (’98),
    • Top 5 five times (’93, ’97, ’99, ’07),
    • Top 10 eight times (’96, ’06, ’11)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Goals three times,
      • Top 5 five times,
      • Top 10 six times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Led the league in GPG twice,
      • Top 5 five times,
      • Top 10 six times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 75 goals once (1 of only 6 players ever),
      • 50 goals three times (1 of only 20 players),
      • 45 goals five times (1 of only 18 players),
      • 40 goals seven times (1 of only 17 players),
      • 30 goals ten times,
      • 25 goals sixteen times (1 of only 7 players),
      • 20 goals seventeen times (1 of only 14 players)
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Assists once,
      • Top 10 five times
    • APG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in APG once,
      • Top 10 twice
    • Single-season totals:
      • 60 assists twice,
      • 50 assists six times,
      • 40 assists nine times
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Points four times,
      • Top 10 seven times
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in PPG three times,
      • Top 10 seven times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 130 points once (1 of only 23 players),
      • 100 points four times (1 of only 25 players),
      • 90 points six times (1 of only 23 players),
      • 80 points nine times (1 of only 23 players),
      • 70 points ten times,
      • 60 points twelve times,
      • 50 points fifteen times
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star twice
    • 2nd Team All Star twice
    • All Rookie
    • 10 All Star Game appearances
  • VsX: Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 23rd All Time
      • Assists: 78th All Time
      • Points: 29th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 20th All Time
      • Assists: 72nd All Time
      • Points: 23rd All Time
  • Non-NHL:
    • Led the SM-liiga in Goals once.

Teemu Selanne’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Best Forward on one Final Four (’06 Mighty Ducks),
    • Top 3 Forward on one Champion (’07 Ducks)
  • Olympics:
    • MVP on one Olympic Bronze (’14 Finland),
    • Best Skater (officially “Best Forward” in the tournament) on one Olympic Runner Up (’06 Finland),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Olympic Bronze (’98 Finland),
    • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one Olympic Bronze (’10 Finland)
  • World Championships:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one World Championship Runner Up (’99 Finland) and one Bronze (’08 Finland)
  • SM-liiga:
    • Best Player? (by points) on one SM-liiga Champion (’92 Jokerit Helsinki)

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