from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Selanne broke into the NHL in 1992 with the Winnipeg Jets. On that first opening nights, the Jets hosted Detroit in a game they would win and Selanne would collect a couple of assists.
“I remember it very well. We played against Detroit at home and that was something obviously I was dreaming about since I was little boy, so yeah, it was pretty special,” he said.
But the affable winger said Tuesday night he already felt the anticipation growing for Wednesday’s game against the Avalanche.
“Even last night you start feeling. You’re body knows. It’s almost like a race horse your body starts reacting differently and your mind is a little more focused,” Selanne said. “You get those butterflies and that’s a good feeling.”
Still, Selanne admitted it's more difficult to motivate one’s self as the years go on.