Retiring Teemu Selanne Named All 3 Stars and Takes Emotional Victory Lap

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2014

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The Anaheim Ducks are in the playoffs, but that didn't stop them from giving an NHL legend a heartwarming retirement present in his regular-season finale.

After Anaheim pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, the spotlight was on the Ducks' Teemu Selanne, who is retiring after this season.

Selanne was named the first, second and third stars of the game. That led to the longtime Duck taking a very emotional victory lap. The 43-year-old enjoyed the moment by himself for a while, but he pulled a classy move by bringing out former teammate and current Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere for his farewell. Selanne and Giguere helped bring the Stanley Cup to Anaheim back in 2007.

Selanne was drafted in the first round of the 1988 NHL draft. He played 21 seasons in the league, including (parts of) 15 with the Ducks.

[NHL, h/t SportsGrid]