Joined The Nhl
Selanne recovered fully from the injury, and played on the Finnish national team at the 1992 Olympics. By this time, he was a national figure in Finland. In the fall, Selanne finally joined his NHL team, the Winnipeg Jets. He had an outstanding rookie season in 1992-93. He scored seventy-six goals and fifty-six assists for 132 points; the goals alone were a record. For this effort, he was named Rookie of the Year. While Selanne never matched these numbers again through the 2002 season, his reputation as a sniper was cemented.
During the 1993-94 season, Selanne suffered from a serious injury, a severed Achilles tendon, from which he eventually recovered. Despite injuries, Selanne still managed an average of one goal every two games. To keep their scorer, Winnipeg signed him to a five-year deal in 1995 worth $14 million.