Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne's NHL journey will end after this season, but on Sunday he'll pay a visit to the place where it all began.
The future Hall of Famer, who will retire after this season, will play his last regular season game of his career in Winnipeg on Sunday, the city he called home for his first four years in the league. Selanne made himself a household name after his rookie season in 1992-93 when he scored a rookie-record 76 goals and 132 points. He hasn't stopped: Selanne is 11th all time in goals scored. Although he was traded to Anaheim in 1995, Jets fans still adore him.
The love affair will be in full force on Sunday, which is essentially Teemu Day in Winnipeg. His face is everywhere. A huge group of Jets fans even stayed up until well after midnight to greet the 43-year-old legend when the Ducks arrived at their Winnipeg hotel.
Winnipeg is excited to see Teemu! This was the crowd waiting outside the #NHLDucks hotel tonight. pic.twitter.com/Dri0xHFxOl— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) October 6, 2013
Selanne returned to Winnipeg for the first time in over a decade in 2011 to an overwhelming welcome from the Jets faithful. As of Sunday morning, only six tickets were available on Stubhub, with the cheapest going for $151. Odds are those will be gone within a few hours, as the scene in Winnipeg will be one of the most emotional at any game this season.