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Ducks Reflect on What Selanne Has Meant to Them

Sunday, 04.13.2014 / 1:53 PM / News
By Adam Brady  - AnaheimDucks.com
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Ducks Reflect on What Selanne Has Meant to Them
With Teemu Selanne\u2019s final regular season game coming tonight at Honda Center, a number of Ducks reflected on what Selanne has meant to them.
With Teemu Selanne’s final regular season game coming tonight at Honda Center, a number of Ducks reflected on what Selanne has meant to them.

Corey Perry
He’s been amazing. I’ve said this ever since I met him, that he’s a guy who comes to the rink with a smile on his face every single day. He works hard and he’s passionate about the game. I don’t think you’ll find a nicer guy in the NHL – in sports – than him. The way he is with the fans, the coaches, his teammates, everything he does is all about respect. That’s the way he carries himself.

Ryan Getzlaf
He’s been great. “T” obviously has established himself as an elite player in this league for a long time. Anyone who has that kind of longevity, you can learn a lot from. He brings a lot to our locker room, and always has. That’s the biggest thing he’s taught me in the game, is how to enjoy it on a daily basis. I’ve told the story many times, but when we won the Cup in ’07, he said he was retiring, so I asked him for a signed stick. Then he signed one for me for the next three or four years before I finally gave up and stopped asking. I have four of them at home.

Kyle Palmieri
It’ll be an emotional game for everybody. We obviously have the playoffs coming up, but it’s his last regular season game and he’s done so much for this organization and hockey in general. For myself, he’s been a mentor ever since my first NHL game. I’m still kind of in awe looking over at him, knowing what he’s accomplished and the kind of guy he is. The passion he has kind of flows through our team. It’s going to be a special moment for him, but it’s a moment everyone is going to cherish, including the fans and including us. Going forward, there is no better way to send him out than going all the way.

Ben Lovejoy
I’ve played with a lot of very special players so far in my career. I’ve played with Getzlaf and Perry and Koivu and Crosby and Malkin. But I didn’t grow up idolizing them. When I was an 8-, 9-, 10-year-old kid, Teemu was one of the best players in the world. He was a player you grew up idolizing. To be a teammate of his now, to get to know him as a hockey player and personally, has just been so special. It’s been so much fun to play with him, but even cooler to get to know him and what he’s all about. They will be memories I’ll forever treasure.

Nick Bonino
He’s a great mentor. He plays the game so well, but he’s an even better guy in the room. It’s obviously a big blow to hockey that he’s done, but he’s given so much to the game. He’s probably the most passionate I’ve ever seen about it. I’m happy for him, and I hope Honda Center treats him well on that last night.

Sami Vatanen
He was one of my biggest idols when I was growing up in Finland, and now I’ve had a chance to get to know him. He’s a big part of my career, and he’s helping me with everything. He’s even been loaning me his car. He’s such a nice guy, and we had some great times in the Olympics [for Team Finland] too. He will be missed.

Scott Niedermayer
What can really be said that hasn’t been said? He’s a great hockey player, and a fun guy to be around. When you’re teammates, you’re around each other a lot, and it’s a lot of fun coming to the rink when you’re teammates with someone like that. Whether it’s passing him the puck, and he’s usually putting it in the net, or having fun on the bus. I’ve been fortunate to play with a lot of great players and great people, and he’s certainly one of them.

Matt Beleskey

“T” has been amazing. He’s everything everyone thinks he is. He’s a legend. The first day I was here, he came and said hi. He always talks to the young guys, always helps you in any way he can, gives you tips. He’s got tons of energy. He’s just a great guy. It’s been an absolute honor playing with him the last four or five years.

Francois Beauchemin
He’s meant a lot to me. Obviously since Day 1 when I came here, I’ve just noticed him in the locker room always having fun, always having a smile on his face, coming to the rink every day and just enjoying every minute. It’s been great for everybody who’s been around him.

Cam Fowler
To be lucky enough to play with “T” has been a huge honor for me. I’ve learned a lot from him, not only on the ice but off the ice too. Just the way he treats people and the respect that he has for everybody around him – staff, coaches, everybody. That’s the one thing that will stick with me, and he’s been great to me, so it’s definitely been a privilege to play alongside him.

Patrick Maroon
He’s had such a successful career, and everyone appreciates everything he does. For me growing up watching him play, it’s pretty cool playing on the same line as him. He’s the biggest role model that I’ve ever had in my hockey career, and it’s been a special moment to play with him. To get the chance to play alongside him this year is pretty neat. To get to play with Teemu Selanne, I don’t think any rookie would complain about that. Even just sitting beside him on the bench … The things he does, how he takes care of himself, the way he approaches everything, his smile and his face every practice and game day is pretty cool.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48
 

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