|2011-12: Appeared in his 20th NHL season, his 13th with Anaheim…appeared in all 82 games, making him the oldest player in NHL history (41 yrs, 279 days) to appear in all 82 games in a single season…only Nicklas Lidstrom (40 yrs, 347 days in 2010-11), Dave Andreychuk (40 yrs, 187 days in 2003-04), Mark Messier (40 yrs, 79 days in 2000-01) and Ron Francis (40 yrs, 36 days in 2002-03) appeared in all 82 games above the age 40…led the club with 26-40=66 points and 28 power play points, and ranked second in PPG (12), assists, shots (210) and GWG (4, with Getzlaf)…ranked tied for eighth in the NHL in PPG and tied for seventh in power play points…completed the season ranking 12th in all-time goals (two behind Jaromir Jagr, four behind Luc Robitaille), fourth in all-time PPG (one behind Phil Esposito), sixth in all-time GWG (three behind Brendan Shanahan), 19th in all-time points (three behind Hawerchuk) and 42nd in all-time assists…his 26 goals and 66 points made him the second-oldest player in NHL history to reach those marks in a single season (Gordie Howe had 71 points as a 41-year-old in 1968-69)…in addition, his 17, 20-or-more goal seasons tie for the fifth-most in NHL history (many players)…trails only Gordie Howe (22, 20+ goal seasons), Ron Francis (20), Dave Andreychuk (19) and Brendan Shanahan (19) for the most 20+ goal seasons in NHL history…surpassed Luc Robitaille for fourth in all-time PPG (248) in his 850th game as a Duck, Mar. 25 vs. BOS…earned his 1,400th point to become third European-born player to reach the milestone, Mar. 14 vs. DET (also Jagr and Stan Mikita)...moved past childhood idol and fellow Finn Jari Kurri (1,398 career points) for sole possession of 19th in all-time points (third among active players), Mar. 12 @ COL…passed Brendan Shanahan for 12th in all-time goals (657), Feb. 19 @ FLA…had two assists in his 1,300th NHL game on Jan. 10 vs. DAL, becoming the 52nd player all-time, ninth European-born player and second Finnish-born player (Teppo Numminen) to reach the milestone…had a nine-game point streak (3-10=13) from Dec. 2-19, tied for the ninth-longest in the NHL in 2011-12...it was the longest ever by a 41-year-old in NHL history…recorded his 900th point as a Duck (assist), Dec. 10 @ NSH…appeared in his 800th game as a Duck (all-time franchise leader in GP), Dec. 4 vs. MIN…collected 2-2=4 points, becoming the oldest player (41 yrs, 121 days) to score four points in an NHL game since Tim Horton (42 yrs, 3 days on Jan. 15, 1972), Nov. 1 @ WSH...was also the third-oldest player in NHL history to score four points in a single game (Horton and Gordie Howe – three times).
CAREER: Signed a one-year contract through 2012-13, July 12, 2012…won his first Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007…has been named to 10 NHL All-Star Games…is the Ducks’ all-time leader in points (937), goals (436), assists (501), plus/minus (+122), PPG (175), PPP (395), GWG (73), and OT goals (6)…won the inaugural 1999 Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy and 1993 Calder Memorial Trophy…won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2006…has twice been named a First Team NHL All-Star (1993, 1997), twice named a Second Team All-Star (1998, 1999) and was chosen to be a member of the NHL’s 1993 All-Rookie team…is the Ducks’ all-time points and goal scoring leader in the playoffs, having earned 32-28=60 points in 77 career playoff games with Anaheim…2010-11: Appeared in the postseason for the 11th time in his career, his seventh with Anaheim…collected a point in each of the six games, making his streak the second-longest in the NHL postseason (tied with five other players)…also had a career-high four-game goal streak (5-0=5) from Apr. 13-20, also marking the second-longest of the NHL postseason (tied with three other players)…scored two goals in Game 3 of the CQF, Apr. 17 @ NSH...it was his first multi-goal playoff game since May 1, 2002 (w/SJ @ COL in Game 1 of the CSF)…the goals were scored exactly 30 seconds apart, marking the fastest two goals scored by one player in a postseason game since Apr. 17, 1996 (PIT’s P. Nedved scored goals 11 seconds apart in Game 1 of the CQF vs. WSH)…in the regular season, appeared in his 19th NHL season, his 12th with Anaheim…collected 31-49=80 points with a +6 rating and 49 PIM in 73 games…concluded the regular season ranked 14th in all-time goals, tied for 48th in all-time assists, 27th in all-time scoring, and tied for sixth in all-time PPG (236)…25 of his 31 goals came in a tied game or a one-goal contest...was one of 15 NHL players to average over one point-per-game (eighth with 1.10)…finished the season ranked third in the NHL with 16 PPG and tied for eighth in overall scoring…only two players in NHL history age 40+ have recorded more points: (Gordie Howe (DET), 1968-98, 103 pts., 40 yrs., 276 days; Johnny Bucyk (BOS), 1975-76, 83 pts., 40 yrs., 234 days…on Mar. 28 vs. COL, became the first player in history age 40+ to record three goals and five points (3-2=5) in a single game and the fourth-oldest player in NHL history to record a three-plus goal game (also Howe, Bucyk & Lidstrom)…also collected his 700th NHL assist in the game…became the first player in NHL history with four game-tying goals in the final 3:00 of the third period in one season (Feb. 11 @ CGY, Mar. 6 vs. VAN, Mar. 20 vs. CGY and Mar. 23 @ DAL)...in March, scored 8-11=19 points in 14 games, ranking tied for fourth among NHL leaders in scoring…scored his 400th goal as a Duck in a 4-3 OT win, Mar. 4 vs. DAL…recorded his 1,300th NHL point, Jan. 16 vs. EDM…appeared in his 1,200th NHL game, Nov. 5 vs. PIT…scored his 800th point as a Duck, Oct. 26 @ DAL…2009-10: Appeared in his 18th NHL season, his 11th with Anaheim…became the 18th player in NHL history to score 600 NHL goals, Mar. 21 vs. COL…also became the third European player to score 600 NHL goals, following Jaromir Jagr (CZE) and Jari Kurri (FIN)…was the seventh right winger to join the list (Gordie Howe, Brett Hull, Mike Gartner, Jaromir Jagr, Dino Ciccarelli and Jari Kurri)…surpassed his childhood idol Kurri on Apr. 2 vs. VAN, scoring his 602nd and 603rd goals to grab sole possession of 17th in all-time goal scoring…completed the season ranking 35th in all-time points (606-654=1,260), 56th in all-time assists and ninth in all-time PPG (219)…ranked tied for third in the NHL in PPG (14) despite being limited to only 54 games due to various injuries…was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for Mar. 15-21…led the club in PPG and shooting percentage (15.6), ranked tied for second in goals and GWG, and tied for fifth in points…scored two goals in his 700th game as a Duck, Apr. 6 vs. LA…scored a season-tying 2-1=3 points (two PPG), surpassing Jari Kurri for sole possession of 17th in all-time goals on his first marker (602), Apr. 2 vs. VAN…tied Kurri for 17th in all-time goals (601) and had a franchise-tying +5 rating, Mar. 31 @ COL…earned his 400th assist as a Duck, Feb. 8 vs. LA…missed eight games with a fractured jaw, Jan. 14-29…also missed 17 games with a broken hand from Dec. 4-Jan. 7…won bronze as a member of Team Finland at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver…2008-09: Appeared in all 13 of Anaheim’s CQF games vs. SJ and CSF contests vs. DET…appeared in his 100th career playoff contest in Game 2 of the CSF, May 3 @ DET…scored his 10th career playoff GWG (also series clinching) in Game 6 of the CQF, Apr. 27 vs. SJ…in the regular season, became the club’s all-time leader in assists (370th, Nov. 7 vs. DAL) and games played (Jan. 31 @ COL)…ranked fifth in the NHL and led the club in PPG…scored the ninth OT goal and 1,200th point of his career, Mar. 18 vs. NSH…became the 45th player in NHL history (sixth born outside North America) to reach 1,200 points…the goal accounted for the 574th of his career, claiming sole possession of 18th place on the all-time goals list behind fellow Finn Jarri Kurri…became the Ducks’ all-time leader in appearances (617) in an Anaheim uniform, Jan. 31 @ COL…missed 17 games with a lacerated left quadriceps…played in his 1,100th game, Dec. 19 @ EDM…earned three assists in his 600th game as a Duck, Nov. 14 vs. NSH...had a nine-game point streak (8-6=14) from Oct. 24-Nov. 7, his longest personal streak since Dec. 31-Feb. 4, 2006 (8-13=21 points in 14 games)…was named a co-recipient of the NHL’s First Star of the Week for Oct. 27-Nov. 2 (with Getzlaf and Perry), earning 6-3=9 points in four games…collected his 700th point as a Duck as part of a season-high four-point night (2-2=4), Oct. 31 vs. VAN…recorded his 21st career hat trick (12th with ANA), Oct. 29 vs. DET…all three goals were PPG, tying the individual single-game club record for PPG (Kariya, Mar. 29, 2001 @ SJ)…2007-08: Appeared in all six CQF games vs. DAL, scoring 2-2=4 points…became the franchise’s all-time leading scorer on Feb. 17 vs. CGY, surpassing Paul Kariya (300-369=669)…was the NHL’s First Star of the Week (Feb. 24), collecting 5-2=7 points over a four-game stretch…upon his return to action on Feb. 5 @ NYI, the club went 20-5-1, recording the best win percentage in the NHL following his season debut on Feb. 10 (.788)…scored a goal eight seconds after teammate Joe DiPenta, tying the club record for the fastest two goals scored, Apr. 5 @ LA...registered his 20th career hat trick and collected two assists for 3-2=5 points, matching a career high (10th time in franchise history, fifth by Selanne), Feb. 24 vs. CHI...also earned his 600th career NHL assist...broke the all-time franchise record for points (314-356=670) with an assist, Feb. 17 vs. CGY...the timing of his return to the Ducks on Feb. 5 @ NYI almost matched the date of his original Ducks debut, which occurred on Feb. 10, 1996, also at Nassau Coliseum (1-0=1)…2006-07: Won his first Stanley Cup…broke Anaheim’s previous career playoff high in assists and points with 5-10=15 points in 21 playoff games…finished tied for second in club history for most points in a single playoff season…among NHL playoff leaders, tied for second in OT goals, tied for fifth in GWG and tied for seventh in scoring…collected an assist, becoming the Ducks’ all-time leader in postseason points (16-14=30), Apr. 13 vs. MIN…in the regular season, became the oldest player in NHL history (36-or-older) to score 45-plus goals in one season…had his highest goal total since 1997-98 and highest point total since 1998-99…among NHL leaders, ranked first in PPG (25), tied for first in GWG (10) and road goals, third in goals, tied for fifth in OT goals (2) and tied for 11th in points (48-46=94)…led the Ducks in goals, points, PPG, GWG, OTG, shots (257) and shooting percentage (18.7%)…tied his own franchise record for PPG in a season (also 1998-99)…appeared in all 82 games for the fourth time in his career…scored two goals, giving him the franchise record for PPG (108), Mar. 16 vs. CHI…became the first NHL player 35-or-older to record consecutive 40-plus goal seasons, Mar. 11 vs. VAN (2-1=3)…also became the only active player to record seven 40-plus goals seasons in a career…scored his 301st goal as a Duck, breaking the all-time franchise record (Paul Kariya, 300), Feb. 18 vs. LA…scored a goal in his 10th career NHL All-Star Game appearance, Jan. 24 @ DAL…recorded his 1,100th career NHL point (goal), Jan. 18 @ EDM…scored his 19th career hat trick, Jan. 11 @ DAL…scored 2-1=3 points in his 1,000th career NHL game, Dec. 31 @ MIN…named NHL's First Star of the Month in November, earning 10-13=23 points in 15 games (led NHL)…netted his 500th career goal (36th player in NHL history), Nov. 22 @ COL…scored 2-0=2 points (the first his 600th career point as a Duck), including his 45th career GWG as a Duck, the most in franchise history, Nov. 26 vs. CGY…collected 0-5=5 points, setting a career high for assists in a game and tying an Anaheim club record for both assists and points, Nov. 19 vs. PHX…2005-06: Led the Ducks in goals, points (40-50=90), PPG (18), PPP (40) and plus/minus (+28)…among NHL leaders, ranked tied for 11th in goals and plus/minus, and tied for the 13th in points…won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy…was the NHL's Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 26 (4-6=10)…had two goals, the second his 1,000th career NHL point, Jan. 30 vs. LA (became the 70th player all-time and seventh European to reach the milestone)…played in his 900th career NHL game, Nov. 20 vs. VAN…with 0-2=2 points, became the second player in team history to record his 499th and 500th points as a Duck, Nov. 6 vs. MIN…collected his 500th career NHL assist, becoming the 11th European-born-and-trained player to reach the plateau, Oct. 8 @ NSH…2003-04: With Colorado, scored his 70th career GWG, Mar. 29 vs. LA…signed as a free agent with Colorado, July 3, 2003...2002-03: Led San Jose in scoring and shots (253), and ranked tied for first in goals, third in PPG (7), second in assists and PPP (23), and first among forwards in TOI (19:13)…2001-02: Finished the playoffs ranked fourth on the Sharks in points and second in goals…scored the GWG in Game 5 of the CSF, May 11 @ COL…in the regular season, finished first on the Sharks in goals and PPG (9), second in shots (202) and PPP (21), and third in points…finished tied for fourth in the NHL and first on the Sharks in GWG (8)…scored two goals as a starter at the NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 2 @ LA, after leading all wingers on the World Team ballot…2000-01: With San Jose, had two assists in Game 5 of the CQF, Apr. 19 @ STL…played six playoff games, despite breaking his thumb in Game 1…posted his first hat trick (and GWG) with SJ (18th career), Mar. 29 vs. ANA…was acquired by San Jose on Mar. 5 in exchange for Jeff Friesen, Steve Shields and a second-round pick in the 2003 Draft…at the time of the trade, led Anaheim in goals, assists, points (26-33=59) and GWG (5)…played for the World All-Stars at the NHL All-Star Game in Colorado…1999-00: Among NHL leaders, ranked fifth in points, PPA (23), tied for fifth in PPP (31) and seventh in assists…scored 1-1=2 points, including the GWG on Nov. 7 vs. EDM (marking his 500th NHL game)...scored his 321st career goal in that game, the sixth-highest goal total in NHL history after 500 games...scored two goals and added an assist with a +5 rating (tying a club record) on Oct. 19 @ WSH…1998-99: Was the winner of the inaugural Maurice “The Rocket” Richard Trophy, awarded to the top NHL goal scorer…named a Second Team All-Star at the end of the season by the PHWA…among NHL leaders, ranked first in PPG (25) and PPP (54), second in points, fourth in assists and fifth in PPA (29)…had a career-tying 17-game point streak (15-14=29) from Feb. 3-Mar. 10, breaking his own club record of 15 games…recorded two goals and an assist on Feb. 10 vs. PHI (his assist in that game marked his 600th NHL point)...scored a goal in the NHL All-Star Game, Jan. 24 @ TB…recorded his 300th NHL assist, Jan. 20 vs. NJ…missed seven games with a strained right thigh in November and December…1997-98: Was voted a finalist for the Hart Trophy and Lady Byng Trophy…finished third in voting for the Hart and second for the Lady Byng…was also voted a Second Team NHL All-Star at right wing…tied with Peter Bondra for the league lead in goals despite missing nine games due to injury…among league leaders, also ranked tied for first in GTG (3), third in GWG (10), fourth in shooting percentage (19.4%) and eighth in points and shots (268)…became the fourth player in modern day NHL history (joining Brett Hull, Peter Bondra and Maurice Richard) to score at least 25% of his team’s goals in one season (scored 52 of Anaheim’s 205 goals; 25.4%)…broke season club records in goals, GWG (11) and GTG (3)…broke his own franchise record with his 52nd goal, Apr. 8 vs. EDM…scored his 50th goal of the season (first to 50 in NHL), Mar. 25 @ CHI…scored a goal in his 400th NHL appearance, Mar. 19 @ PHI…picked up three assists on Jan. 22 @ COL (his third assist was his 200th point with Anaheim)…became the first European player in NHL history to record a hat trick and be named MVP of an All-Star Game, Jan. 18 in Vancouver…recorded his 500th career point with an assist, Jan. 12 @ LA…scored his 100th goal as a Duck, Jan. 4 @ FLA…recorded an 11-game goal streak (17-2=19) from Oct. 21-Nov. 10, establishing a club record…posted a GWG or GTG in four straight contests from Oct. 25-30 to set a club record for consecutive game-deciding goals…1996-97: Was voted a First Team NHL All-Star at right wing by the PHWA at the end of the regular season, including 46 first-place votes…finished the season ranked second in the league in goals and points (51-58=109), tied for fifth in GWG (8) and tied for ninth in assists...was a finalist for the 1997 Lady Byng Trophy (Kariya won)...scored the first playoff goal in Mighty Ducks history in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 16 vs. PHX…also scored the GWG in that contest…1995-96: Accrued a career-high 68 assists...finished the season ranked among league leaders in scoring (tied for seventh with 40-68=108), assists (tied for ninth), PPA (fourth with 39) and PPP (fifth with 48)...was a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy…earned the first-ever Ducks' home hat trick and four-point game (3-1=4), Feb. 25 vs. SJ…1994-95: Finished the season with only two PIM, the fewest in the NHL among players who appeared in 40-or-more games in 1994-95…1993-94: Severed his Achilles tendon on Jan. 26 at ANA and missed the remaining 34 games of the season, snapping a consecutive games played streak at 135...scored his 100th NHL goal on Jan. 12 @ BUF in his 130th career NHL game, the second-fastest pace to 100 goals in NHL history (Mike Bossy, 100 goals in his first 129 games)…1992-93: Appeared in all 84 games, ranked tied for first in the NHL with 76 goals while his 132 points were good for fifth in the league...led all rookies in goals, PPG (24), GWG (7) and points (76-56=132)…won the Calder Memorial Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year...was also named to the NHL's First All-Star team at right wing...named The Hockey News, Beckett and The Sporting News Rookie of the Year…scored his 54th goal on Mar. 2 vs. QUE, breaking Mike Bossy's rookie goal-scoring record of 53…recorded his 110th point on Mar. 23 vs. TOR, breaking Peter Stastny's rookie point record of 109 points…ended the season with a career-high (since tied) 17-game point streak (20-14=34), Mar. 9-Apr. 15…established a Jets record and then career-high nine-game goal streak from Mar. 14-Apr. 1, scoring 14 goals in that span…named NHL Rookie of the Month for Oct., Jan., and Mar. (only player to receive the award more than once in 1992-93)…selected as NHL Player of the Month (along with Mogilny) for January (15 GP, 12-15=27)…recorded his first playoff hat trick on Apr. 23 vs. VAN (the first goal was also his first NHL playoff goal)…Miscellaneous: Is the Olympic Men’s Hockey all-time leading scorer (20-17=37 points in 31 career games)…surpassed Valeri Kharlamov, Vlastimil Bubnik (former Czechoslovakia) and Harry Watson (Canada) to capture sole possession of the title on Feb. 19, 2010 vs. Germany…has won three career Olympic medals: bronze in 2002 and 2010, and silver in 2006…has represented his home country on several of Finland’s National Teams (1989 World Junior Championship; 1991 Canada Cup; 1991 World Championship; 1992 Olympic Winter Games; 1994 World Championship (did not play due to injury); 1996 World Championship; 1996 World Cup; 1998 Olympic Winter Games; 1999 World Championship; 2002 Olympic Winter Games; 2003 World Championship; 2006 Olympic Winter Games; 2008 World Championship; 2010 Olympic Winter Games)...played five seasons with Jokerit in Finnish League, scoring 33 or more goals in four of those seasons.
Personal: Teemu and his wife, Sirpa, have three sons: Eemil, Eetu and Leevi; and one daughter: Veera…has a twin brother, Paavo...other brother’s name is Panu...named the First Godfather to the Children’s Hospital in Finland...spends his summers near Helsinki, Finland with his family...was a kindergarten teacher in Finland for three years...served in the Finnish Army...his childhood idols were Guy Lafleur, Jari Kurri and Wayne Gretzky…a big fan of auto racing and car collecting…lists a Ferrari Enzo as his favorite automobile.