Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 10/23/14

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 13: Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center on October 13, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Watching Teemu Selanne play his 1,581st and final NHL game on Friday when the Kings eliminated the Ducks in Game 7, it was hard not to relive Winnipeg's trade that sent what could have been a Valley icon to Anaheim for Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky and a third-round draft pick the season before the Jets arrived in Phoenix. The Finnish Flash was a wonder in Winnipeg, winning the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year with a league co-high 76 goals and 132 points in 1992-93. He averaged better than a point a game in his nearly-four seasons with Winnipeg and did it seven more times with Anaheim in a career that amassed 684 regular-season goals and 1,457 points (with 88 more points in the playoffs). The Coyotes have honored past Jets who never made it to Phoenix by placing their names in the Ring of Honor. Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuk and Thomas Steen all received that distinction. But if you were hoping for Selanne's number to be raised to the rafters, it appears that day will ne...
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