The Finnish Flash has numerous records to his name, as he is currently one of the most decorated Anaheim Ducks to play the game, and arguably the greatest Jet to lace up skates as well. Playing in 10 All Star Games in his career as well as winning the Calder Trophy in his rookie season, a Rocket Richard Trophy in 98-99 and a Stanley Cup in the 06-07 Season. He owns every single season record, along with career record with the Anaheim Ducks as well as being the first European to be named the MVP of the All Star Game.
An avid car collector, Selänne has entered the World Rally Championship (WRC) twice, finishing the Rally Finland 33rd overall in 1997 and 24th in 1998. He raced under the pseudonym “Teukka Salama” (“Teddy Flash” in English). In 1999 Selänne was involved in a crash while practicing for a rally race in his native Finland, an incident that was national news in the country. Due to Finnish laws that set fines based on an offender’s salary, Selänne received a $50,000 fine for the incident.
Here’s a wild video of Selanne. Do yourself a favour and watch the whole thing.
Here is another video detailing Selanne’s love for cars.