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Teemu Selanne

Chronology

1970 Born July 3 in Helsinki, Finland
1988 Drafted by Winnipeg Jets in the first round
c. 1988-89 Serves in the Finnish Army
1989-92 Plays for Jokerit (Finnish team); also teaches kindergarten
1992 Plays for the Finnish national team in the Olympics; begins playing for the Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
1995 Signs five-year deal worth $14 million with Winnipeg
1996 Marries Sirpa Vuorinen on July 19; traded to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on February 7
1997 Plays in the post-season with the Mighty Ducks (first time the team played in playoffs)
1998 Plays for Finland at the Winter Olympics, winning bronze medal
2001 Traded to the San Jose Sharks on March 5
2002 Signs a one-year deal with Sharks worth $6.5 million ($3 million less than he had made the previous season); plays for Finland at the Winter Olympics

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