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? You can listen here:

Here are Selanne’s stats:

CAREER:

  • NHL: 1992-2014; 21 seasons, 18 quality
  • 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)
  • 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,
    • and 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: 741G (4th All Time), 824A for 1565P (9th All Time)
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 42G, 47A for 88P
  • Adjusted PPG:
    • If the qualifier is set at 1,250 games, Selanne is 9th All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • If the qualifier is lowered to 1,000 games, Selanne is 11th All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • If the qualifier is lowered to 750 games, Selanne is 19th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Traded twice in his prime.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Calder (’93), Richard (’99)
  • Masterton (’06)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting thrice (’97, ’98, ’99)
  • 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)
  • Scored 75 goals once (1 of only 6 players ever), 50 goals thrice (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)
  • Tallied 60 assists twice, 50 assists six times, 40 assists nine times
  • Scored 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
  • Led the league in Goals thrice, Top 5 five times, Top 10 six times
  • Led the league in GPG twice, Top 5 five times, Top 10 six times
  • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 five times
  • Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 twice
  • Top 5 in Points four times, Top 10 seven times
  • Top 5 in PPG thrice, Top 10 seven times
  • 1st Team All Star twice, All Rookie, 2nd Team All Star twice
  • 10 All Star Games
  • Non-NHL:
    • Led the SM-liiga in goals once.

GREAT TEAMS

  • Best Forward on one Final Four (’06 Mighty Ducks), Top 3 Forward on one Champion (’07 Ducks)
  • 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)
  • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one World Championship Runner Up (’99 Finland) and one Bronze (’08 Finland)
  • Best Player? (by points) on one SM-liiga Champion (’92 Jokerit Helsinki)

 

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