Forward, Anaheim Ducks
Ryan Getzlaf is starting to challenge Teemu Selanne’s throne as the greatest Anaheim Ducks player of all-time. But he’s still quite a distance to go to top Teemu, who is among the most beloved hockey players of all-time.
Selanne spent 15 seasons with the Ducks from 1996 to 2001 and from 2006 to 2014. Trading him was one of the worst moves in franchise history while getting him back is among the best moves in franchise history.
Recently, Anaheim raised his number eight to the rafters. He’s one of the three Ducks to have their numbers retired, the other two being Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer. Selanne played a significant role in helping Anaheim win the Stanley Cup in 2007. Not only did he lead the team in points during the regular season, but he also put up 17 points in 21 postseason games.
Selanne also served as the Ducks captain during the 1997-98 season. He’s their franchise leader in goals with 458. Though Selanne also leads the Ducks in points with 988, Getzlaf will soon pass him, as he’s at 916. Teemu has five of the top 10 goal scoring seasons in Anaheim’s franchise history and he’s the only Ducks player to score at least 50 goals in a season twice.