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Selanne Becomes Oldest Player To Score In Olympics

Posted By Kate Reiter On February 14, 2014 @ 2:43 PM In NHL | No Comments

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Teemu Selanne has made it clear that this will be his final season and last Olympics, but he’s not just going to fade into the sunset.

He set the tone for today’s game against Austria by finding the back of the net at 5:46 of the first period to give Finland a 1-0 lead. In doing so, he became the oldest player to ever score in the Olympics at 43 years, seven months, and 11 days, according to the IIHF.

That seems appropriate, not just because it’s another nod to his longevity, but also due to his dominance in this competition. Since the NHL started participating in the Winter Games in 1998, Selanne has led the world with 15 Olympic goals, reported Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.

He also took part in the 1992 Winter Games before moving to North America and now has a total of 21 goals and 39 points in 33 Olympic games with Finland.

For more on this story visit: Ryan Dadoun, NBC Sports [2]

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