Winnipeg will induct former Jets Teemu Selanne and Teppo Numminen into the club's Hall of Fame in November.
The Finnish player will be his ninth and his tenth member of the Winnipeg Hall of Fame. Their banner will be hoisted at a pre-game ceremony on November 17, ahead of Winnipeg's game against the Anaheim Ducks.
Selanne was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017. He is the highest scoring Finn in his NHL history.
"Winnipeg is the place that gave me his start in the NHL and it holds a special place in my heart," Selanne said in a statement. "It's such an honor to be recognized by the Jets in this way. It's such an honor to be able to do it with my best friend Teppo."
Age 52 was drafted 10th overall by the Jets in the 1988 draft. He played his first four seasons with Winnipeg, but spent most of his career with the Ducks.
Selanne scored 147 goals and he scored 306 points in 231 career games with the Jets before being traded to Stanley his cup-winning Anaheim in 2007. did. He spent his 15 seasons with the Ducks. The duck retired the number 8 jersey in 2015.
Selane finished his career with 1,457 points (684 goals, 773 assists). He retired after the 2013-14 season.
Numinen, 54, played 15 seasons with the franchise, including eight with Winnipeg and seven with Phoenix, where the team moved in 1996. In his franchise career he played 1,098 games, scoring 108 goals and 426 assists. He retired after the 2008-09 season. He finished his career with 637 points (117 goals, 520 assists).
"Winnipeg It means a lot just to be inducted into the Jets Hall of Fame, but to be inducted with Teemu is just too much for me," he said Numminen. .
The pair will be inducted into the Winnipeg Franchise Hall of Fame in 2016, along with Bobby Hull, Wolf Nilsson, Anders Hedberg, Dale Howerchuk, Abu McDonald, Lars Eric Sjoberg, Randy Carlisle and Thomas Steen. fulfill.
– Field Level Media