Former Anaheim Ducks legend Teemu Selanne,44, was in Newport Beach Thursday, Jan. 8, to take part in the screening of the documentary SEL8NNE and participate in a Q&A session after the film, which screened at the Edwards Big Newport 6 Movie Theater in Fashion Island.
The sold-out screening, which benefitted the Anaheim Ducks Foundation and the Teemu Selanne Youth Sports Foundation, was part of a three day celebration leading up to Sunday’s Ducks game at Honda Center, when his No. 8 jersey will be retired.
Selanne is the first player in franchise history to have his number retired. He finished his Ducks career as the franchise’s all-time leader in almost every offensive category, including goals (457), assists (531), points (988), games (966), power-play goals (182), game-winning goals (77), overtime goals (6) and shots (2,964). He helped lead Anaheim to California’s first Stanley Cup championship in 2007.
Selanne lives in Orange County and owns the popular Selanne Steak House in Laguna Beach, where his Olympic medals and a replica of the Stanley Cup are on display.
NB Indy photographer Jim Collins attended the screening and filed this photo essay.