Teemu Selanne has always had fond memories about his brief, record-setting time as a member of the Winnipeg Jets and many fans there continue to hold a spot for him in their hearts to this day.
On the day that True North Sports and Entertainment finalized their purchase of the Atlanta Thrashers with the intention to moving them to Manitoba, Selanne talked briefly about the city of Winnipeg getting NHL hockey for the first time since the Jets moved to Phoenix in 1996.
“I’m so happy for the city of Winnipeg and the fans,” Selanne said. ”It’s always been a very special place for me. There’s a reason why it’s called Friendly Manitoba!
“It’s obviously sad for Atlanta fans but it will be great to see NHL hockey in Winnipeg again.”
Selanne, who has yet to decide if he will play an 18th NHL season, scored 76 of his 637 career goals in his magical Calder Trophy-winning rookie season. It is a mark that might stand the test of time.
Selanne happy for Winnipeg and its fans is a post from: Ducks blog