Teemu Selanne is a rock star. Just ask the thousand plus people who showed up at Big Newport on Thursday January 8th, many rocking Anaheim Ducks swag, for an exclusive screening of the new Finnish-language documentary about Selanne's life and career, aptly titled, Sel8nne.
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Forget Beatlemania, think Teemupalooza. The screening, which served as the kick-off event for "Teemu For8ver," a week-long celebration of the legendary hockey player's career, featured a VIP event that allowed lucky fans to take pictures and mingle with Selanne, as well as a Q&A session following the screening.
After an open-to-the-public display of Teemu's vast and impressive trophy case at the Henry & Susan Samueli Theater on Saturday the 10th, the week will culminate with Selanne's #8 being raised to the rafters of Honda Center on January 11th when the Duck face off against the Winnipeg Jets. Teemu's will be the first jersey retired in Ducks history -- a most fitting honor for the man who, for the majority of the team's twenty-plus year existence, was the definitive face of the franchise.More »