Teemu Selanne is looking forward to returning to the city where he was dubbed the Finnish Flash.
''The memories that I have, I'm very excited,'' the Anaheim Ducks' 41-year-old right-winger said Tuesday in a conference call ahead of their visit to Winnipeg on Saturday.
''It's going to be a very special day there and I can't wait.''
Selanne started his NHL career with the old Winnipeg Jets in 1992, and his 76 goals and 132 points in that season still stand as a rookie record, earning him a Calder Trophy.
He still has friends in the city and marked his calendar with the Winnipeg date as soon as the schedule came out. Selanne also enjoys spotting his old former Jets No. 13 jersey in a crowd.
''The memories I have from there were so awesome,'' he said.
One memory that he doesn't relish is the day Winnipeg traded him to the Ducks in 1996, just before the Jets moved to Phoenix to become the Coyotes.
Coming from Finland, he was used to players staying with the same team for their who...