Teemu Selanne

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Facts of Teemu Selanne

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Full Name
Teemu Ilmari Selanne
Last Name
Birth Name
Teemu Ilmari Selanne
First Name
Famous Name
Teemu Selanne
Birth Date
Married to
Sirpa Vuorinen
Currently Married
Relationship Status
Ilmari Selanne
Liisa Viitanen
Eemil, Eetu, Leevi, and Veera
Panu and Paavo
No. of Siblings
No. of Twitter Followers
No. of Instagram Followers


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$23 Million
Famous for
Ice Hockey Player
Ice Hockey Player
Career Earnings
$46 Million Approx.
Started career as
Ice Hockey Player


Married to
Sirpa Vuorinen
Currently Married
Relationship Status

Teemu Selanne is one of the founding members of the New West Coast Junior league. He is also a former professional ice hockey winger who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was also included in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Selanne was born on July 3, 1970, in Helsinki, Finland, as Teemu Ilmari Selanne. His parents, Liisa Viitanen and Ilmari Selanne, raised him alongside his two brothers Paavo (twin) and Panu. Selanne was interested in sports from an early age. So, he played hockey, band, and association football. Later, he developed his skills. He also served in the Finnish Defence Force. 

Short Details On Teemu Selanne Playing Career

Selanne played as an ice hockey winger for multiple teams beginning with Jokerit's development program in 1989. Due to his performance, the Winnipeg Jets selected him with their first-round pick, tenth overall, at the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He went to the training camp but returned to his military service in Finland.

Teemu Teemu Selanne during his playing career  SOURCE: Instagram @sel8nneteemu

Furthermore, Selanne spent his time at Jokerit until 1992. His NFL debut came on October 6, 1992, while playing against the Detroit Red Wings. And Selanne scored his first career NHL goal against the San Jose Sharks. From 1992 to 1996, Selanne represented the Winnipeg Jets and gave his best in many games.

After that, Selanne also played with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim from 1996 to 2001. He spent the following three seasons at San Jose Sharks. For the 2003-2004 season, Selanne went to play with the Colorado Avalanche. After being a free agent, he returned to Anaheim. With them, he played until 2014. His final game for the team came on May 16, 2014. After that, he retired.

TeemuTeemu Selanne played as an ice hockey winger  SOURCE: Twitter @kingtorc

Regarding his career on the national team, Selanne made his international debut with the Finnish national junior team. He has represented the nation in many big tournaments. He was the team captain that played in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Due to his excellent performances, Selanne has taken home many titles. He was named the World Championship Most Valuable Player in 1999. Julius Honka is also a Finnish ice hockey player. 

How Much Is Teemu Selanne Net Worth? Details On His Career Earnings

During his professional career, Selanne played for many teams. With them, he had impressive deals, which helped him preserve a colossal fortune. Looking at his career earnings, it can be speculated that Selanne has a net worth of around $23 million. From 1992 to 1994, he reportedly earned an average salary of $1,067,783Kaapo Kakko is another ice hockey player whose net worth is impressive. 

From 1995 to 1999, Selanne took home $3,840,000 as his average wage. In the 2000-2001 season, he received $8,750,000. When he signed a deal with the Colorado Avalanche, Selanne received $5.8 million for one year contract. After returning to Anaheim in the 2005-06 season, he signed a one-year, $1 million deal. 

TeemuTeemu Selanne attends an event  SOURCE: Instagram @sel8nneteemu

Later, the Anaheim Ducks team brought him, netting Selanne $3.75 million. In the same way, his salary was increasing, and in the 2012 season, he earned $4,500,000. Also, he has represented the national team in many games, which may have helped him receive a fair profit.

Season Average Salary
1992-1994 $1,067,783
1995-1999 $3,840,000
2000-2001 $8,750,000
2002-2002 $6,500,000
2003-2003 $5,800,000
2005-2005 $1,000,000
2006-2006 $3,750,000
2007-2007 $1,500,000
2008-2009 $2,625,000
2008-2009 $2,625,000
2010-2010 $3,250,000
2011-2011 $4,000,000
2012-2012 $4,500,000

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Married Life: Everything On Selanne Wife and Children

Moving into his personal life, Selanne is a happily married man. He tied the knot with his gorgeous wife, Sirpa Vuorinen, on July 19, 1996. The married couple has come a long way, and their romance began in 1994. 

After dating each other for two years, Selanne and Vuorinen walked down the wedding aisle. They officially became a husband and a wife in front of their family and friends. It's been over two decades, and their love life is still going well. Not to mention, Selanne's wife, Sirpa, is a co-owner at Selanne Steak Tavern. 

TeemuTeemu Selanne shares a photo with his wife, Sirpa.  SOURCE: mtvuutiset.fi

Sirpa also co-owns The Penalty Box and is a partner and advisor at Innovation home. With maintaining her professional life, Sirpa is also doing well in her personal life, taking care of her happy family. 

Besides, the duo is the proud parents of four children named EemilEetuLeevi, and Veera. The family of six lives in Coto de Caza, California. Eemil is the firstborn child born on February 3, 1996. He is an ice hockey player who plays as a forward. Apart from following in his father's footsteps, he is also a restaurant specialist at Selanne Steak Tavern.

Likewise, Eetu is the second child born on November 12, 1997, in Coto de Caza, California. He is also engaged in the same field as his father. Eetu is an ice hockey player who is a part of the Curry College Colonels men's team. He also played for Madison (USHL) for two seasons. Before that, Eetu also started as a freshman with the Northeastern University Huskies men's squad in 2017.

TeemuTeemu Selanne with his son, Leevi. SOURCE: Instagram @sel8nneteemu

Meanwhile, there is not much information regarding Leevi. And the couple's daughter Veera is also engaged in sports. She was born on December 5, 2007. We can find her images on social media, where she enjoys playing tennis and soccer. In her father's IG post, she has appeared multiple times.

Veera shares a strong bond with her father. When Selanne was included in the Hall of Fame, Veera was there to cheer him up at that particular moment. His other kids were also available during that time. 

Teemu Selanne Life After Ice Hockey: What Is He Doing Now?

As said earlier, Selanne is now one of the founding members of the New West Coast Junior league. Apart from that, he is also engaged in the restaurant business. He is the primary partner in a steak restaurant in nearby Laguna Beach. 

Teemu Teemu Selanne has a passion for high-speed bikes. SOURCE: Instagram @sel8nneteemu

Likewise, Selanne had previously owned four restaurants in Finland. After retiring from professional ice hockey, Selanne entered a different field and gained board experience. He also released his authorized biography named Teemu Selanne: My Life in November 2019. 


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